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Pollutant Emissions 35% open


What data is expected?

Aggregate data about the emission of air pollutants especially those potentially harmful to human health (although it is not a requirement to include information on greenhouse gas emissions). Aggregate means national-level or available for at least three major cities. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data must be available for the following pollutants and meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Particulate matter (PM) Levels
  • Sulphur oxides (SOx)
  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Updated on at least once a week.
  • Measured either at a national level by regions or at leasts in 3 big cities.

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? Unsure (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? No(as Programa De Calidad Del Aire De INSIVUMEH Para La República De Guatemala published by INSIVUMEH)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Air Pollution are Measured enter link description here but the raw data Air Pollution is not Exist waht Exist is Air Pollution index(ICA) that is base on the raw data so the data is not Considered Exist Online in the usa the epa give the raw data and index data so the data is open

info on AIR QUALITY INDEX of Guatemala(google Translate)

AIR QUALITY INDEX (ICA) The results are on the map of the country and in other sections of this website are referred to as Index Air Quality (ICA), which is an indicator of how clean or polluted the air at the site of measurement associated the health effects that people may experience in a few hours or days after breathing that air. The ICA is calculated according to the established form of calculation for the AQI (Air Quality Index) of the EPA, and while not have a national law governing the matter, it will be based on the standards of air quality provided equally by EPA, considering the following parameters: ozone, particles, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. The ICA ranges from 0 to 500, where 500 represents the highest level of contamination and therefore the highest risk to health. Generally, a value of 100 corresponds to the Air Quality Limit, so the values ​​less than 100 are considered satisfactory. When the ICA reaches values ​​above 100, the air quality in the place is considered unhealthy to start for certain sensitive groups of the population, and then for all citizens to the extent that the ICA increases. It is understood as sensitive groups for sick people (especially those with respiratory disease), elderly and children.

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