Taipei--Air quality was mixed around Taiwan Thursday, with eastern and northern Taiwan enjoying relatively good air quality while monitoring stations in Yunlin County's Taixi and Mailiao townships flashed red, indicating local air quality was unhealthy for the general public, according to the Environmental Protection Administration's (EPA's) Taiwan Air Quality Monitoring Network.
For Friday, eastern Taiwan's Hualien and Taitung Counties are expected to have another day of good air quality (green), southern Taiwan from Yunlin County to Pingtung County could have moderate air quality (yellow) while northern Taiwan including Hsinchu and Miaoli Counties could flashed orange, meaning the air quality in those areas would be unhealthy for sensitive groups, such as young children, the elderly and people with a chronic disease, (http://taqm.epa.gov.tw/taqm/en/).
As of 11 a.m. Thursday, monitoring stations in Taitung and parts of Yilan, Pingtung Counties and Taipei City showed green, indicating good air quality.
Most other parts of northern Taiwan and the islands of Penghu flashed yellow while most parts in southern Taiwan showed orange.
The agency's color scale takes into account ozone, PM2.5 and PM10 particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitric oxide concentrations in the air.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel