Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the frequently asked questions about AirQo and air quality index.

I would like to know the status of air quality in a particular location

The AirQo project is rolling out deployment in Kampala, however, our scale is still limited. Please check out on the measurements on the website. In case the location of interest is not yet covered,...

What pollutants do you measure?

Major health damaging pollutants include particulate matter (PM2.5 & PM10), carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur oxides (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and a wide range of volatile organic compounds, which react...

What are the sources of emissions in Uganda?

Increasing deterioration of outdoor air pollution in Kampala can be attributed to rudimentary and unsustainable and inefficient energy sources, growth of pre-owned vehicles, and traffic congestion, am...

How can I tell what the air quality is around Uganda?

A number of tools are available on our website to help you locate information on air quality concentrations throughout Uganda. We will be working on other channels such as mobiles apps and social medi...

What is the difference between Air Quality and Emissions Inventory information?

Air quality information is based on measured data and provides information about the concentrations of pollutants in the outdoor air. It also provides information on public exposure, the extent of air...

What are the air quality standards for Uganda?

Air quality standards are defined by NEMA - the National Environmental Auhtority ...

What are the health effects of air pollutants?

Air pollution exposure in humans increases not only the risk of respiratory conditions including wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath phlegm and sore throats as well as irritation of existing respi...