Current Air Quality Conditions API

Meersens current air quality conditions API for fetching current information about air quality conditions for a specific location
Get access to the database made by Meersens to take advantage of this current air quality conditions API for fetching current information about air quality conditions for a specific location. This database covers global data. Certain projects for the air quality index API are for example; applications, website plugins, weather services, air quality forecasting, air quality analysis, environment and climate change analysis, machine learning projects and more. It is of course possible that people have exceptional use cases which haven’t been thought of previously. It would be amazing to hear about those. It is used by small business, medium business and enterprises, certain ideas of the type of company who uses the API are weather platforms, air quality analysts, environment and climate change platforms, and more. The customers use it within the weather, air quality and environment sector. When filtering the API based on the lat, lng, index_type and health_recommendations you can get the response that you need for your platform.

Current Air Quality Conditions API endpoints



To obtain a data response like in the example data output, clients need to communicate with the current air quality index API endpoint by sending a GET data request to the endpoint; /environment/public/air/current using the right object parameters. For the applicable objects and parameters, check the object table of the current air quality conditions API which explains it. The API documentation applies to all main coding languages, just attach your API key parameter to the data endpoint URL and set it up to your personal API key to begin receiving the requested data. Input the data endpoint in the URL to execute the request.

Data filter parameters for current air quality conditions API

The current air quality conditions API has the below mentioned filtering methods applicable that can be filtered with.

Data object description

Make use of the object table to understand the objects with their description and generate an API call by using the applicable parameters.
Objects Description
found Whether at least one pollutant value has been found.
datetime ISO_8601 UTC datetime indicating the time the data refers to.
index Air quality index object.
index.index_type Unique identifier of the returned air quality index.
index.index_name Name of the returned air quality index.
index.qualification Air quality index textual representation.
index.description Air quality index textual assessment.
index.icon Air quality level associated icon (if any, otherwise null).
index.color Air quality level hexadecimal color code.
index.value Air quality level value (for numeric indexes only, otherwise null).
index.main_pollutants Array of main pollutants identifiers.
pollutants Dictionary of available pollutants at the requested point.
pollutants.shortcode Pollutant textual shortcode. Pollutant full name.
pollutants.unit Unit in which the pollutant value is returned.
pollutants.found Whether the pollutant value has been found.
pollutants.value Value of the pollutant in specified unit.
pollutants.confidence Pollutant value confidence.
pollutants.index Pollutant specific index information
pollutants.index.index_type Unique identifier of the returned air quality index.
etc etc

Current air quality conditions API response output

An example data output of the endpoint call. There is more data accessible, this example is limited to make it readable. Opt-in to the system and gain access to the full response output.
    "found": true,
    "datetime": "2021-11-08T21:00:00.000Z",
    "index": {
        "index_type": "meersens",
        "index_name": "Meersens",
        "qualification": "Degraded",
        "icon": null,
        "color": "#adc704",
        "value": 34.13,
        "main_pollutants": [
    "pollutants": {
        "no2": {
            "shortcode": "NO2",
            "name": "Nitrogen dioxide",
            "unit": "µg/m³",
            "found": true,
            "value": 16.8,
            "confidence": 4.5,
            "index": {
                "index_type": "meersens",
                "index_name": "Meersens",
                "qualification": "Good",
                "icon": null,
                "color": "#05b3a4",
                "description": "That air quality level won’t present a risk for health for an exposure time superior to decades",
                "value": 14.28
        "co": {...},
        "o3": {...},
        "pm10": {...},
        "pm25": {...},
        "so2": {...}
    "health_recommendations": {
        "all": "Degraded air quality can cause irritation of the respiratory tract and cause respiratory discomfort.",
        "family": "Children with an immature respiratory system are more impacted by poor air quality. Outdoor activities can be maintained as long as there is no respiratory or cardiac discomfort.",
        "sport": "Physical activities cause an increase in respiratory rate which leads to increased exposure to pollutants and potentially to symptoms resulting from them.",
        "pregnancy": "Exposure to pollutants can affect the fetus and pregnancy (lower birth weight, preterm delivery ...)",
        "respiratory": "Air pollution can worsen respiratory pathologies such as asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis ...",
        "elderly": "With age, the respiratory system can become weakened and pollution can exacerbate respiratory problems",
        "cardiovascular": "Air pollution has been implicated in the development or aggravation of cardiovascular disease"

Software development kit

It is a JSON API and in the event that customers would like SDKs, these are accessible for Javascript, JQuery, VueJS, Angular, JAVA, PHP, NodeJS, Python, Go, Ruby, C#, R, Strest, Rust, Swift and Scala. Just ask for it and they will be provided. Kickoff by using the filter parameters and use the output with the software development kits to build the project.

Current Air Quality Conditions API pricing

If clients want to get trial access to the current air quality index API before signing up, there are trial and sample datasets available so write an email and request for the trial API access. After clients have experimented a bit a little with the the API, you can determine if you wish to purchase full access to this product.

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