Air pollution in the Colombo being monitored carefully : NBRO

Air pollution in the Colombo being monitored carefully : NBRO

Air pollution in the Colombo being monitored carefully : NBRO

Written by Staff Writer

15 Nov, 2019 | 9:18 pm

COLOMBO(News 1st) – The National Building Research Organization stated that the number of particulates within the atmosphere of Colombo has declined again.

The NBRO added that they have taken steps to monitor the atmosphere of another ten districts.

The air pollution index generally ranges between 60 and 70. However, the index increased during the past few days, due to high pollution conditions in the Indian peninsula, wind patterns towards Sri Lanka, stagnant and low dispersion of air pollutants generated by vehicles, thermal power plants, industries, and commercial activities within the county with the climatic conditions.

Between 6:00 and 7:00 this morning, the air pollution index in Colombo stood at 125 and had declined to 80 within an hour.

The National Building Research Organization said the Air Pollution Index in Colombo had dropped to 73 between 9 and 10 am today (November 15).

Senior Scientist Sarath Premasiri, National Building Research Organization noted that they are monitoring the air pollution index constantly to advise the general public whenever it is necessary.

He added that if an emergency is to occur, the locals residing in the respective areas must evacuate and use face masks to minimize exposure to air. He further advised that they should seek medical advice if required.

Senior Scientist Sarath Premasiri added that the NBRO has also taken steps to install devices to monitor and ascertain atmospheric data in Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Vavuniya and Puttalam.


 

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