Medicine Hat - Percent Air Quality Hours
Medicine Hat air quality was high for 99.3% of reported hours in 2019, greatly increasing 11.3% from 89.2% in 2018. Medicine Hat's growth rate ranks third provincially. The 2 segment had the largest increase over last year, increasing 56.2% to 76.1%.
Definition: Percentage of hours at a given air quality level. The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) is calculated based on the relative risks of a combination of common air pollutants that is known to harm human health. These pollutants are: Ozone (O3) at ground level, Particulate Matter (PM2.5/PM10), and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2). Risks are defined as follows: 1-3 High Quality, 4-6 Moderate Quality, 7-9 Low Quality, 10+ Very Low Quality
Percent Air Quality Hours