Air pollution in Tolgoit reaches very unhealthy levels


2016-12-22 09:15 GMT+8

As of today at 9AM (Dec 22nd), levels of PM2.5 particulates reaches 448 micrograms per cubic meter in Tolgoit, 372 micrograms per cubic meter at an area nearby Mongolian National Public Television and 327 micrograms per cubic meter in Bayankhoshuu, according to the, an air quality monitoring webstie. 

Levels of PM2.5 particulates, which are the most hazardous to health, in the most polluted areas of Ulaanbaatar city exceeds 17 times above the recommended levels, as compared with the World Health Organization safe level of 25. 

According to the PM2.5 health effects statement, very unhealthy levels of air pollution can cause strong irritations and symptoms and may trigger other illnesses. 

Healthy people will experience reduced endurance in activities. There may be  Elders and the sick should remain indoors and avoid exercise. Healthy individuals should avoid outdoor activities.

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