The results of the PTI long march increase the level of pollutants in the atmosphere of the capitals

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) long march has resulted in an increase in the level of pollutants recorded over the past 24 hours in the atmosphere of the federal capital, although it remained below the authorized limits, as the scorching heat helped reduce health-damaging contaminants in the air.

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – May 26, 2022): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) long march has led to an increase in the level of pollutants recorded in the past 24 hours in the atmosphere of the federal capital , although it remained below allowable limits as the scorching heat helped reduce health-damaging contaminants in the air.

The air quality data was collected by the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) which monitors the level of air pollutants for 24 hours based on three data collection intervals of eight hours at different locations.

Pak-EPA data revealed that air quality throughout all three data monitoring intervals remained low as pollutants were below allowable limits of the National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS).

Hazardous particulate matter air pollutant 2.5 microns (PM2.5), which was a deadly air contaminant, remained at 22.25 micrograms per cubic meter on average, which is below the NEQS of 35 microns. programs per cubic meter and denotes healthy air quality. .

PM2.5 is generated by engine combustion, industrial emissions, burning garbage or flammable materials, and dust blown by fast-moving cars traveling on uncemented stretches of road.

However, a slight jump in the previous days was mainly due to traffic congestion on the roads as tourists flocked to the capital’s leisure spots, an EPA official told APP.

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) were recorded below the allowed ratio as they were recorded at 5.54 and 17 micrograms per cubic meter in the past 24 hours in the atmosphere compared to the NEQS of 80 and 120 micrograms per cubic meter. respectively.

These effluents were mainly produced during operational activities of industrial facilities and factories that were already under control, he said.

He urged the masses with respiratory problems and other critical heart or lung conditions to avoid prolonged visits outdoors and to wear masks and goggles when the air quality is unhealthy when venturing out. outside.

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Sallie R. Loera