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What’s new

Queensland has moved to using air quality categories rather than an air quality index as part of initiatives to ensure consistent air quality reporting across Australia. The category system colours provide users with general guidance on exposure risk during pollution events. Read more about air quality categories.

Health action level information is now presented using an improved layout on a separate smoke and dust health action levels page. The health action level ranges have been updated to reflect the latest Queensland Health recommendations.

The NEPM guidelines for ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide have been updated to represent the latest national standards.

    Air quality data is available from 1 January 2016. Individual stations have been monitoring for different time periods so data may not be available for all possible times.
    Coastguard station began monitoring air quality on 1 December 2007.

Zinc at Coastguard, Wednesday 20 October 2021 about Zinc

Coastguard station overview

The guideline for Zinc is 120µg/m³ (24hr avg).

None of the data is validated (0% validated, 0/24 records)

Some data is unavailable for this time period (4%, 1/24 records)

Legend to air quality category colours about category values

  • Good
  • Fair
  • Poor
  • Very poor
  • Extremely poor

None of the data is validated (0% validated, 0/48 records)

Some data is unavailable for this time period (2%, 1/48 records)

About air quality categories

Air quality categories are used to make it easier to interpret air quality data by reducing the complexity associated with different pollutant concentration units and air quality guideline values.

Each air quality measurement from a monitoring station is assigned an air quality category rating based on comparison of the measurement value against the relevant air quality guideline. Five colour-coded air quality categories are used, being 'Good' (green), 'Fair' (yellow), 'Poor' (orange), 'Very Poor' (red) or 'Extremely Poor' (dark red). Values greater than the air quality guideline will be appear as ‘Poor’, ‘Very Poor’ or ‘Extremely Poor’.

More information about air quality categories.

About Zinc

Zinc occurs widely in nature, and is another metal essential in trace quantities for good health. Exposure to elevated levels is more likely through occupational exposure in industry such as mining and smelting and processing of metal ores. Insufficient zinc intake has a detrimental effect on growth, and immune and reproductive system development. Adverse health effects generally only occur where the exposure is high.

The guideline for Zinc is 120µg/m³ (24hr avg).

Zinc is measured in micrograms per cubic metre.

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Last updated
12 September 2021
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