Know what you breathe
Our sensor is located near Whittlesea Railway Station. It accurately measures particulate matter for PM1, PM2.5, and PM10 to give Air Quality Index (AQI) readings based on inhalable particles that are small enough to penetrate deep into the lungs and enter the bloodstream.
The results show when particulate matter in the air like pollen, dust, or smoke from nearby fires make it wise to extra care or even stay inside
The air quality from our sensor is show below. The readings are counting how much particulate matter is in the air at our sensor. A low reading means there is less and a high reading shows there is more particulate matter carried in the air.
Current Air Quality Reading
Recommended Actions and Health Advice
|Air Pollution Banding||Value||Accompanying health messages for at-risk individuals*||Accompanying health messages for the general population|
|Low||1-3||Enjoy your usual outdoor activities.||Enjoy your usual outdoor activities.|
|Moderate||4-6||Adults and children with lung problems, and adults with heart problems, who experience symptoms, should consider reducing strenuous physical activity, particularly outdoors.||Enjoy your usual outdoor activities.|
|High||7-9||Adults and children with lung problems, and adults with heart problems, should reduce strenuous physical exertion, particularly outdoors, and particularly if they experience symptoms. People with asthma may find they need to use their reliever inhaler more often. Older people should also reduce physical exertion.||Anyone experiencing discomfort such as sore eyes, cough or sore throat should consider reducing activity, particularly outdoors.|
|Very High||10||Adults and children with lung problems, adults with heart problems, and older people, should avoid strenuous physical activity. People with asthma may find they need to use their reliever inhaler more often.||Reduce physical exertion, particularly outdoors, especially if you experience symptoms such as cough or sore throat.|