Air quality monitoring in Almaty
PM2.5 (particulate matter) — fine dust particles of up to 2.5 micrometers in size. High concentrations of PM2.5 particles are a health hazard. The maximum permissible average concentration of PM2.5 is 35 micrograms per cubic meter.
The AUA mobile application helps to monitor air quality and increase public awareness about the issue of air pollution, creating the basis for better city planning and decision-making practices.
The data collected currently does not provide a complete picture of the air quality situation in Almaty. The data presented here is based on data collected from 1 (one) unit of BAM-1020 installed on the territory of the S.D. Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, which carries certain limitations; hence, the data collected may not correspond to all air quality control norms in urban areas. Users of our application have the full right not to follow the recommendations provided in the application. The project creators do not carry any responsibility for inadequate interpretation of data or any losses caused as the result of direct or indirect adherence to recommendations provided in the application.
This project is being undertaken by Common Sense Civic Foundation with the support of the Consulate General of the United States, CDC central Asia Regional Office and S.D. Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University. We want to thank Inventive Developers Agency, Stil. Design Studio, Dauren Shubayev, Timur Nusimbekov and Anel Moldakhmetova for helping us with this project.