Dec 02, 2019 / 07:46

Hanoi’s air quality worsens to very bad level

The Hanoitimes - Hanoi’s air quality index (AQI) measured at 10 monitoring stations in the city was in the range of from 122 to 186.

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


 Data: AEP. Graphic: Anh Kiet

On December 1 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 122 to 186.

Compared to air quality a day earlier, Hanoi’s AQI did not improve, the index has increased significantly, with the highest readings recorded at Minh Khai (186), Pham Van Dong (178), and Hang Dau (174).

Other areas had AQI below 150 such as Hoan Kiem, My Dinh, Tay Mo, Tan Mai. The area with the lowest reading was Kim Lien (122).

 

Data: AEP. Table: Anh Kiet

The AEP repeated the recommendations 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.

In suburban areas, people need to reduce burning waste and agricultural by-products.