Hazardous levels of air quality hitting four areas of Ulaanbaatar city

Kh.Kugershin

2017-01-04 09:39 GMT+8

As of today at 9AM (Jan 4th), air pollution reaches hazardous levels in four areas of Ulaanbaatar city, which have the most ger-district households. 

Levels of PM2.5 particulates was 1455 micrograms per cubic meter areas near Bayanhoshuu, 996 micrograms per cubic meter areas near Tolgoit, 911 micrograms per cubic meter areas near Mongolian National Broadcasting and 528 micrograms per cubic meter areas near 100 ail, according to the agaar.mn, an air quality monitoring webstie.

Levels of PM2.5 particulates, which are the most hazardous to health, in heavily polluted areas of Ulaanbaatar city exceeds 58 times above the recommended levels, as compared with the World Health Organization safe level of 25. 

Moreover, very unhealthy air quality hits areas near Nisekh (Chinggis Khaan International Airport) and Baruun 4 zam where levels of PM2.5 particulates reaches 418-443 micrograms per cubic meter. 

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT

Everyone should avoid all physical activity outdoors; people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should remain indoors and keep activity levels low. 

Households should close the window during the most polluted periods (from 6AM to 10AM and5PM to 9PM).

Moreover, residents should wear PM2.5 pollution mask regularly when go outside. Also, use of air conditioning is effective way to improve indoor air quality. 

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