APH compares air pollution levels in some of the most popular holiday destinations

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According to research published by Nature, over three million people around the world die prematurely each year from outdoor pollution. For those holidaymakers concerned about air quality when travelling abroad, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has commisioned a guide* comparing air pollution levels in some of the world’s top holiday destinations.

COUNTRY

CITY

AIR QUALITY INDEX
(AQI)

TEMPERATURE

Australia

Melbourne

70

17°C

Sydney

52

28°C

Brazil

Sao Paulo

41

22°C

China

Beijing

328

24°C

Hong Kong

95

25°C

France

Paris

38

16°C

Nice

72

19°C

Germany

Berlin

61

14°C

India

Mumbai

155

34°C

Italy

Rome

77

25°C

Venice

46

19°C

Japan

Tokyo

59

18°C

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

120

28°C

Mexico

Mexico City

91

12°C

Peru

Lima

86

18°C

Portugal

Lisbon

42

22°C

Spain

Barcelona

41

24°C

Madrid

25

16°C

Thailand

Bangkok

18

27°C

The Netherlands

Amsterdam

66

16°C

Turkey

Istanbul

135

18°C

Ankara

101

21°C

United Kingdom

London

77

16°C

UAE

Dubai

222

40°C

USA

New York

28

13°C

Los Angeles

55

16°C

San Francisco

25

17°C

Washington

24

9°C

 

KEY

API

Air Pollution Level

0 – 50

Good

51 – 100

Moderate

101 – 200

Unhealthy

201 – 300

Very unhealthy

301 – 500

Hazardous

500+

Emergency

*The research for the Air Quality Index and temperature in each of the cities in the study was collected for APH between 12pm and 1pm GMT on 6 October 2015 using data available from http://aqicn.org/map/world.

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