Uzbekistan

Tashkent Regains Title as One of the World’s Most Polluted Cities

Tashkent Ranks 9th in the World for Air Pollution
At 8:22 a.m. on February 12, Tashkent city ranked 9th in the world for air pollution, with an air quality level of “dangerous”. This ranking comes after a spike in air pollution levels, with the city rising to 6th place just the day before on February 11. The air quality index was rated at 189, exceeding 200 in some areas of the city.

The concentration of fine particulate matter PM-2.5 in the air amounted to 124.5 µg/m3, which is 24.9 times higher than the recommendations of the WHO. As of 8:00 a.m. on February 12, the PM-2.5 readings in the atmosphere of Tashkent city were 67.1 µg/m3, 13.4 times the WHO’s recommended levels.

This information was reported on the IQAir website, highlighting the severity of the air pollution in the capital of Uzbekistan. It is important for residents to take precautions and be aware of the dangers associated with such high levels of air pollution. Efforts should be made to monitor and address the sources of pollution in order to improve air quality and protect public health.

 

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