Written by Teena Marian
09 Dec, 2022 | 7:26 am
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The National Building Research Organization says the air quality index (AQI) is likely to improve today (9).
The Chief Scientist of the Air Pollution Management Unit, Sarath Premasiri said this situation is normalizing with the change of the wind.
He further says the AQI in many areas of the island increased to between 150 and 200 yesterday (8).
What is the AQI?
The AQI reports on how clean or polluted the air in your area is, and what effects breathing the outdoor air may have on your health.
The AQI takes into account five of the major air pollutants. These pollutants are ground-level ozone, particle pollution, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide.
How to protect yourself from unhealthy or hazardous air pollution:
If the air quality in your area is compromised, there are several things you can do to protect yourself. Special attention should be paid to those who have compromised respiratory, lung or heart health, as well as children and older adults who are, in general, more vulnerable.
If the air quality falls in the unhealthy or red range (151-200), the AQI recommends that people with compromised health avoid prolonged outdoor work or activity. Everyone else who is not health-compromised should limit the time they spend outdoors.
Sources: NBRO / C-Net
Visit : https://aq.nbro.gov.lk/ for city by city update.
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