How does air quality change throughout the year?
Understanding seasonal air quality nuances can help us to identify ways to reduce exposure to air pollution in our daily lives.
Since the start of the pandemic, air quality has become even more of a focus to people around the world. Coupled to this heightened awareness, we saw bushfires in Australia and California impact the quality of the air we breathe.
But while we’re aware of the environmental changes in our lifetime, we may not be so conscious of how air quality adapts with the seasons. This is impacted by factors, which can include increased use of pollution sources like vehicles as we adapt our routines, seasonal pollution events like increased pollen counts in certain months and changes to air temperature and humidity as we move into different seasons.