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The Local Air Quality Index - Switzerland

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 - Switzerland

BreezoMeter uses an index called “KBI (CH)”

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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

KBI (CH) represents air quality levels according to the following health categories:

Category

Low air pollution

Low air pollution

Low air pollution

Low air pollution

Moderate air pollution

Moderate air pollution

Moderate air pollution

Moderate air pollution

Evident air pollution

Considerable air pollution

Considerable air pollution

Considerable air pollution

High air pollution

High air pollution

High air pollution

High air pollution

Very high air pollution

Pollutant Type

Period

pm10

24h avg.

o3

1h avg.

no2

24h avg.

Index Pollutant Types

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

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