Wednesday, 12 January 2022

A reminder that Grafton & Lismore air quality monitoring stations produce readings on an hourly basis and DPIE issues alerts for windblown dust or bushfire smoke as necessary


Rural air quality according to North Coast Local Land Services -  Pollutants (concentration unit: μg/m3) at 1-hour average, 6-7pm on 11 January 2022:


GRAFTON   Particles PM2.5 = 2 GOOD, Particles PM10 = 8 GOOD, Total Suspended Particles = 9*.


LISMORE Particles PM2.5 = 3 GOOD, Particles PM10 = 15 GOOD, Total Suspended Particles = 16*


* Total Suspended  Particles (TSP) are generated by a variety of sources - such as combustion and non-combustion processes, including windblown dust, sea salt, earthworks, mining activities, industrial processes, motor vehicle engines and fires. 


Air quality in the Northern Rivers is monitored on an hourly basis and can be checked at https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/air-quality/rural-air-quality-network-live-data.


Air quality categories can be found at 

https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/air-quality/understanding-air-quality-data


NSW Air Quality Alerts are issued on days when pollution levels are forecast to be unhealthy or very unhealthy. For information on other related health matters please visit the NSW Health website


Air Quality by Region in an easy to read form at 

https://www.airquality.nsw.gov.au/.


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