Federal Capital's air quality unhealthy; PM2.5 recorded high.


ISLAMABAD -- The data of Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) showed air quality of the federal capital is unhealthy due to increased ratio of particulate matter of 2.5 microns (PM2.5) in it and other hazardous environmental pollutant.

According to recent air quality report released by EPA, the particulate matter of 2.5 microns (PM2.5) had not only exceeded the National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS) of 35 micrograms per meter cube (mg/mA3) rather also the World Health Organization (WHO) fine particulate matter of 2.5 microns 24 hours mean of 20 micrograms per meter cube.

The pollution level comprising particulate matter of 2.5 microns (PM2.5) has exceeded the permissible ratio of 35 micrograms per cubic meter (mg/mA3) which was recorded 64.53 mg/mA3, the highest in the federal capital.

World Health Organization (WHO) in it's reports of 2015 claimed had claimed air pollution to cause huge number of premature deaths. PM 2.5 had been found hazardous pollutant which could penetrate into human blood through lungs cells.

According to the...

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