Taipei--Air quality was good or fair in Taiwan on Monday, except Zhushan Township in Nantou County, according to the Environmental Protection Administration's Taiwan Air Quality Monitoring Network.
As of 10 a.m, air quality flashed orange at the monitoring station in Zhushan, indicating that air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups such as young children, seniors and people with chronic diseases, according to the network (http://taqm.epa.gov.tw/taqm/en/).
Air quality flashed green (good) in northern and eastern Taiwan, as well as the island groups of Matsu and Penghu, while it was yellow (moderate) in the rest of the country.
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.
The network assesses air quality based on a six-level scale, with green indicating good air quality, yellow showing fair air quality, orange signaling unhealthy air quality for sensitive groups, red indicating unhealthy air quality for everybody, purple signaling very unhealthy air quality and maroon representing hazardous air quality.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel