Air quality index in four areas of the city reaches hazardous levels

Journalist A.Odontuya

2017-01-06 09:26 GMT+8

As of today at 9AM, (Jan 6th), air pollution reaches hazardous levels in four areas of the Ulaanbaatar city. 

According to the agaar.mn, an air quality monitoring webstie, levels of PM2.5 particulates reaches;

  • 1526 micrograms per cubic meter in Bayanhoshuu,
  • 1083 micrograms per cubic meter in Tolgoit,
  • 1039 micrograms per cubic meter at an area nearby Mongolian National Public Television,
  • 956 micrograms per cubic meter in 100 ail. 

Levels of PM2.5 particulates, which are the most hazardous to health, in heavily polluted areas of Ulaanbaatar city exceeds 61 times above the recommended levels, as compared with the World Health Organization safe level of 25. 

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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