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The Local Air Quality Index - Costa Rica

The Local Air Quality Index is a method used by the government and companies to communicate air quality in an understandable way.

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How we calculate the air quality index - Costa Rica

BreezoMeter uses an index called “ICCA (CR)”

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We take the average of each pollutant type according to local government definitions.

2

An official conversion table is used to convert average pollutant concentrations to AQI for each pollutant.

3

The final AQI is determined by taking the worst AQI among all pollutants. The worst pollutant being the dominant pollutant.

Index Health Categories

ICCA (CR) represents air quality levels according to the following health categories:

Category

AQI

Good air quality

0 to 20

Unfavorable air quality for sensitive groups

21 to 40

Unfavorable air quality

41 to 60

Very unfavorable air quality

61 to 80

Hazardous air quality

81 to 100

Pollutant Type

Period

pm2.5

24h avg.

pm10

24h avg.

o3

1h avg.

so2

24h avg.

no2

1h avg.

co

8h avg.

Index Pollutant Types

The following chart displays the pollutants that are part of the ICCA (CR) calculation and the timeframe taken to average each pollutant type:

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