Hanoi continues suffering bad air pollution

Air quality in capital city of Hanoi still deteriorated and harmed people's health and the environment yesterday. 

Hanoi has recently braced for heavy air pollution

Hanoi has recently braced for heavy air pollution

According to the result of automatic monitoring from the Division of Environment Protection of Ha Noi, the air quality index (AQI) valued 158 at 3:00 pm on September 30; meanwhile, the fine particulate matter PM2.5 reached 101 micrograms per cubic meter in the morning of the same day. 

However, the air quality monitoring result of AirVisual showed that the AQI air quality index in Hanoi was up to 265 at 6:00 am on September 30; meanwhile, the PM2.5 reached 215.4 micrograms per cubic meter, higher nearly 9 times of the national standard (approximately 25 micrograms per cubic meter) and 20 times of the annual average of the World Health Organization.

According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vu Van Giap, General Secretary of Vietnam Respiratory Association, Deputy Director of Respiratory Center of Bach Mai Hospital, when people breathe PM 2.5 dust particles size less than 2.5 micrometers in the lungs, the particles will travel through the bloodstream to organs in the body  causing inflammation and disease inflection to many different organs. Therefore, people getting respiratory diseases needed to avoid going out in condition of heavy air pollution.

BY MINH KHANG- Translated by Huyen Huong

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