Nov 11, 2019 / 17:19

Hanoi: Very bad air quality remains unchanged in some areas

The Hanoitimes - Hanoi’s air quality index (AQI) measured at 10 monitoring stations in the city was in the range of from 147 to 225.

Air quality in the latest 24 hours in Hanoi hit the very bad level in some areas and saw no improvements, according to the Hanoi Agency of Environmental Protection (AEP).

 Source: AEP

On November 11 afternoon, the AEP said that Hanoi’s air quality index (AQI) measured at 10 monitoring stations in the city was in the range of from 147 to 225.

Compared to air quality a day earlier, Hanoi’s AQI did not improve, the index has decreased but not significantly, with the highest readings recorded at Minh Khai (225), Pham Van Dong (219), and Hang Dau (216).

Other areas had AQI below 200 such as Thanh Cong, Trung Yen 3, Hoan Kiem, My Dinh. The area with the lowest reading was Kim Lien (147).

 Source: AEP

The AEP recommended that Hanoi’s residents should follow air quality information where they are living and working before going out to prevent diseases.

Besides, sensitive groups including children, the elderly and people with respiratory diseases should limit their time outdoors.

When travelling on roads, people need to strictly follow traffic laws to reduce traffic congestion. The Hanoi police should strengthen traffic regulation in some areas with high traffic density such as Pham Van Dong, Hang Dau, Minh Khai, among others.