Air quality to remain moderate to good throughout Taiwan Friday
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Taipei--Air quality will remain moderate to good across Taiwan on Friday, according to the Environmental Protection Administration's Taiwan Air Quality Monitoring Network.
Air quality in eastern Taiwan (Yilan, Hualien and Taitung) and the offshore islands of Kinmen and Penghu is forecast to remain good, while it is expected to flash orange for northern Taiwan, indicating unhealthy air for sensitive groups such as small children, seniors and people with chronic diseases, according to data provided by the network (http://taqm.epa.gov.tw/taqm/en/).
Meanwhile, cities and counties from Hsinchu and Miaoli in Northern Taiwan to Pingtung in southern Taiwan are also expected to experience moderate air quality on Friday.
The EPA's six-color scale takes into account ozone, PM2.5 and PM10 particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitric oxide concentrations in the air.
Green represents good air quality with an index reading of 0-50; yellow indicates moderate with a reading of 50-100; orange means unhealthy air quality for sensitive groups with a reading of 101-150; red indicates unhealthy quality with a range of 151-200; purple signifies very unhealthy levels at 201-300; and maroon represents hazardous levels with a reading of 301-500.