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Air quality in Hanoi worsens

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Air quality is getting worse in Hanoi City, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) falling to very poor or even hazardous levels.

Data collected from various monitoring stations in the city reflect this alarming trend. At around 7 a.m. today, November 28, the global air pollution tracker Air Visual app recorded an AQI of 225 for Hanoi, categorizing it as “very poor” and highly detrimental to public health.

This places Hanoi fourth on the list of nearly 100 cities with the highest levels of air pollution, after Delhi in India and Lahore and Karachi in Pakistan.

The readings from Air Visual align with those from the domestic air quality monitoring system. Long Bien District recorded an AQI of 214, while other districts such as Thanh Xuan, Cau Giay, Bac Tu Liem, Hoan Kiem, Hai Ba Trung, Dong Anh, and Dong Da fell within the range of 200 to 300, reported the Tien Phong news site.

The northern region of Vietnam experiences the highest pollution levels between October and March each year. The primary causes of air pollution include transportation, industrial production, construction, and everyday practices such as waste burning and straw combustion.

In response to the deteriorating air quality, citizens are recommended to monitor air quality levels and take appropriate measures to safeguard their health.

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