Air quality in Shangqiu

Air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution in Shangqiu

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Pollen

What is the pollen count in Shangqiu today?

IndexLow
Tree pollenNone
Grass pollenLow
Weed pollenNone
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Weather

What is the current weather in Shangqiu?

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WeatherBroken clouds
Temperature105.8°F
Humidity18%
Wind16.5 mp/h
Pressure29.4 Hg

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#cityUS AQI
1The national flag of International Shizuishan, Ningxia

170

2The national flag of International Alxa League, Inner Mongolia

154

3The national flag of International Wuhai, Inner Mongolia

146

4The national flag of International Baoding Shi, Hebei

145

5The national flag of International Renqiu, Hebei

141

6The national flag of International Luancheng, Hebei

139

7The national flag of International Xixiang, Henan

139

8The national flag of International Dingzhou, Hebei

134

9The national flag of International Jijiang, Chongqing

127

10The national flag of International Xinji, Hebei

127

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1 Liangyuan Archives Bureau

112

2 Liangshi ju

88

3 Puyang District Environmental Protection Bureau

84

4 Environmental monitoring station

82

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US AQI

85

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Moderate

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Overview

What is the current air quality in Shangqiu?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Moderate 85 US AQIO3
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
26.5µg/m³trend
PM10
72.5µg/m³trend
O3
208.5µg/m³trend
NO2
6µg/m³trend
SO2
8µg/m³trend
CO
200µg/m³trend
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PM2.5

x5.3

PM2.5 concentration in Shangqiu is currently 5.3 times the WHO annual air quality guideline value

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Forecast

Shangqiu air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Monday, Jun 10

Moderate 90 AQI US

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102.2° 75.2°
Wind rotating 192 degree 13.4 mp/h
Tuesday, Jun 11

Moderate 72 AQI US

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100.4° 75.2°
Wind rotating 194 degree 11.2 mp/h
Wednesday, Jun 12

Moderate 78 AQI US

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105.8° 75.2°
Wind rotating 100 degree 20.1 mp/h
Today

Moderate 85 AQI US

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Weather icon 60%
105.8° 78.8°
Wind rotating 190 degree 15.7 mp/h
Friday, Jun 14

Unhealthy 155 AQI US

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Weather icon 70%
98.6° 77°
Wind rotating 348 degree 15.7 mp/h
Saturday, Jun 15

Unhealthy for sensitive groups 111 AQI US

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100.4° 71.6°
Wind rotating 40 degree 8.9 mp/h
Sunday, Jun 16

Unhealthy for sensitive groups 139 AQI US

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95° 78.8°
Wind rotating 118 degree 15.7 mp/h
Monday, Jun 17

Unhealthy for sensitive groups 120 AQI US

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Weather icon 30%
100.4° 75.2°
Wind rotating 188 degree 13.4 mp/h
Tuesday, Jun 18

Moderate 94 AQI US

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102.2° 75.2°
Wind rotating 158 degree 13.4 mp/h
Wednesday, Jun 19

Moderate 90 AQI US

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98.6° 78.8°
Wind rotating 169 degree 13.4 mp/h

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AIR QUALITY ANALYSIS AND STATISTICS FOR Shangqiu

What is the level of air pollution in Shangqiu?

Shangqiu is a city in eastern Henan province, Central China. It is geographically important because it lies at a junction of several major railway lines, making its train station a major regional transportation hub. A census was conducted in 2010 which estimated the population to be almost 7.5 million inhabitants and 1.5 million of those lived in the metropolitan area which consists of the Suiyang and the Liangyuan districts.

At the start of the second quarter of 2021, Shangqiu was experiencing a period of “Moderate” quality air with a US AQI reading of 74. This classification is in accordance with the recommendations suggested by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Usually, there are six pollutants that are measured and these act as a benchmark internationally. The concentrations of the six pollutants in Shangqiu were as follows: PM2.5 - 23 µg/m³, PM10 - 17 µg/m³, ozone (O3) - 53.5 µg/m³, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) - 16.5 µg/m³, sulphur dioxide (SO2) - 2 µg/m³ and carbon monoxide (CO) - 600 µg/m³. The measurements are quoted as microns/micrograms per cubic metre.

You can protect yourself against the worst air quality by closing doors and windows so as to keep out any more dirty air. Those groups of people who are sensitive to poor air quality should avoid going outside until there is an improvement. You can check the table at the top of this page for the latest information regarding air quality.

Is the level of air pollution constant throughout the year in Shangqiu?

Air pollution can be extremely volatile and can change very quickly because it is affected by many situations. It can and does often change in the space of a day.

Looking back at the recently released figures for 2021 on the IQAir website it can easily be seen that the air quality seems dependant on the seasons of the year. Shangqiu had the best quality air during the summer months of May until the end of September when the recorded figures were between 12.1 and 35.4 µg/m³. The months immediately preceding and following saw worse quality when they fell into the “Unhealthy for sensitive groups” class with readings between 35.5 and 55.4 µg/m³. The remaining 4 months over winter which is the coldest time of the year witnessed a fall in quality again into the “Unhealthy” bracket. The figures here are between 55.5 and 150.4 µg/m³.

Historically the annual figures follow no pattern. In 2017 when records were first kept, the annual average was 61.8 µg/m³ followed by a similar figure in 2018 of 61.9 µg/m³. The following year, 2019 saw a sharp increase to 72.6 µg/m³ before a very sharp fall in 2020 to 52.7 µg/m³. This unexpected fall could be due to the COVID-19 restrictions and the lockdown that followed when most vehicles were banned from use and many industrial units ceased operating for several months. Time will tell what 2021 will bring!

What are the sources of the poor quality air in Shangqiu?

The majority of air pollution comes from the use of coal both as a source of heat and also for industrial power. The other main contributor is the emissions from vehicles together with soot, fugitive dust, secondary aerosols, and volatile organic compounds.

Particulate pollution is the most prominent problem. The annual average concentration of PM10 in the main urban area continues to increase, and it has become the primary pollutant recently. The impact of ozone and nitrogen dioxide has gradually increased as well. Due to the continuous increase of motor vehicles, motor vehicle pollutant emissions are still one of the hold-ups in improving air quality. Nitrogen oxides emitted from motor vehicle exhaust and organic volatiles in the air undergo a photochemical reaction under sunlight, causing the problem of excessive ozone.

The average PM10 concentration in Shangqiu City was 151 µg/m³, a year-on-year increase of 21.8 per cent; the average PM2.5 concentration was 90 µg/m³, a year-on-year increase of 12.5 per cent.

Many cities are at the mercy of the weather with high humidity and low wind speed exacerbating smog.

What can be done to alleviate the air pollution in Shangqiu?

China is restricting industrial output, traffic and coal consumption in the smoggy north again in a bid to cut pollution during the winter heating period when thousands of mainly coal-burning boilers are switched on. There are about 95 million inhabitants in nine cities in Henan province which reported an increase in the levels of PM2.5 pollutants. The figure recorded was 82 µg/m³ which was an increase of 12 per cent over the corresponding month from the previous year.

Emissions in the cities which include several large steel, aluminium and coal-producing areas have risen by 107 per cent. Realising the seriousness of this situation, 79 cities in Henan have drawn up plans to reduce the levels of PM2.5 by 3 per cent over the next year. China’s national standard for PM2.5 is 35 µg/m³ whereas the level in most of these participating cities is in the region of 66 µg/m³.

Since 2013, Shangqiu City has proposed the goal of creating a national forest city and building a beautiful Shangqiu. The city has now completed 302,600 mu of afforestation, the forest coverage rate reached 30.57 per cent, and the urban green coverage rate has now reached 40.51 per cent.

What are the effects on health through breathing Shangqiu’s polluted air?

The impact of air pollution on health depends on many factors. In addition to the concentration and chemical characteristics of pollutants in the air, the age and general health of the person concerned, the length of time they have been exposed to the pollutant, the climate, and the distance between the source of emission and the contact, etc., will all have different effects on health.

Air pollution has many potential health effects, ranging from subtle physiological changes in the body to obvious symptoms such as itchy nose and throat, wheezing, coughing, chest pain or chest tightness. Patients with asthma or chronic respiratory diseases will get worse if they are exposed to air pollutants. Although the degree to which different people are affected by air pollution depends on different factors, people of different ages are all affected by poor air quality, and air pollution has a greater impact on children and the elderly.

The most common air pollutants include carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, suspended particulates, sulphur dioxide and lead.

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