Air quality app now available on smartphones in Iran

October 14, 2018

TEHRAN -- The Department of Environment has developed an application for nationwide air quality system, IRNA reported on Saturday.

The application, which is available on aqms.doe.ir, provides online air quality index in 31 provinces, the head of Environmental Monitoring Office at the Department of Environment Shina Ansari said.

An air quality index (AQI) is a number used by government agencies to communicate to the public how polluted the air currently is or how polluted it is forecast to become. 

The system also include expertise reports for Iran Meteorological Organization and the Health Ministry for natural disaster provisions, she said.

The application can be installed on android and iOS smartphones, she explained.

The data for each province is provided by weather station of the region and the users can find about the details by selecting the place, she added.

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