The Jakarta Post
Smog blankets Jakarta’s skyline. The city's air pollution is among the worst in the world. (The Jakarta Post/Wendra Ajistyatama )
In the past few weeks, the unhealthy level of Jakarta's air quality has been one of the most discussed topics among the public.
On Monday, kompas.com reported that the city's air quality was among the worst in the world, scoring 183 to rank as "unhealthy" on the United States Air Quality Index (AQI).
On social media, netizens have been expressing their concerns by sharing photos and videos.
Jakarta's enemy is air pollution. Hard to breathe clean air in Jakarta. 🥀— ティニ (@ItsMyPages) July 30, 2019
jakarta's air pollution is scary 😰😰 pic.twitter.com/XYY6LA4lC8— 💋💋 (@ur99problems) July 29, 2019
Got me thinking what could happen to its lovely sky in the future— Cipondohian (@mayangelifa) July 29, 2019
Dont get me wrong, i'm all about development and sustainability
But after all the jakarta's air things......
Well i can only hope they would do kalteng better pic.twitter.com/Sd7iRcWfWy
While we wait for the Jakarta administration to tackle the issue, it's important to know about the status of the city’s air quality before going outside.
Below is a list of three mobile applications you can use to monitor Jakarta’s air quality:
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Created by Greenpeace Indonesia, UdaraKita shows the AQI level of several areas in Jakarta and Bali.
Available on Google Play Store, this mobile application also contains information about health effects and warnings for people who live in the areas.
Those who frequently spend time outdoors may want to download Airlief.
Available on Google Play Store and Apple's App Store, the app shows AQI levels and personalized tips based on the user's daily routine.
Airlief also shares general recommendations based on the current air quality, such as whether to wear a facemask or use air purifiers at home.
AirVisual is among the most recommended apps to check air quality around the world.
It shows a global ranking of air quality, with Jakarta currently at the top of the list as the world’s most polluted city.
Additionally, AirVisual also features a seven-day forecast, allowing users to plan their activities based on when its safest to be outside. (kes)