Recently air pollution has become the biggest health threat in China.

In order to monitor realtime air quality index (AQI) and particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) in Shanghai, you can refer below website.

Shanghai Air Pollution: Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI)
http://www.aqicn.info/?city=Shanghai&lang=en

Above main AQI data is based on the maximum of the PM2.5 AQI readings for the 3 stations (Shanghai US Consulate, Jing’an monitoring station, Shanghai Normal College Primary Division).

If you would like to check every monitoring station’s status, you can refer below Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center’s website.

Real-time Air Quality reporting system in Shanghai (Chinese)
http://www.semc.gov.cn/aqi/home/Station.aspx

Jung’an District = 静安监测站
Putuo District = 普陀监测所
Luwan District = 卢湾师专附小
Xuhui District = 徐汇上师大
Pudong District = 浦东监测站
Yangpu District = 杨浦四漂
Hongkou District = 虹口凉城

If the air pollution level is “Heavily Polluted” or “Severely Polluted”, we suggest that you don’t go out or excise outside.