Air pollution continued to engulf Hanoi and some northern provinces on Friday morning, according to reports of independent air quality trackers.
|Air quality in Hanoi is continuing to worsen. The Air Quality Index on AirVisual and PAMAir reached the purple and brown levels in some provinces of the north. — VNA/VNS Photo|
PAMAir and AirVisual reported the air quality index (AQI) taken from over 50 different air monitoring stations reaching the purple level (very unhealthy) at over 200.
In Hanoi, the index was at 290 at 7am.
At other stations in provinces of Nam Dinh, Thai Binh, Vinh Phuc, Bac Giang, Ninh Binh, Hung Yen and Thai Nguyen recorded at 203-287.
The areas recording the highest index included Hung Yen Province with AQI of 272, Bac Ninh Province and Hanoi’s Hoai Duc District at 280.
Station in Nam Dinh Province was 282 and 287 at Hanoi’s Cau Giay District.
Especially, Duc Thang Station in Hanoi’s Bac Tu Liem District and PAM Farm-Van Con Station in Hoai Duc District showed the AQI reached brown level (hazardous) at 319 and 324.
At this level, air quality is deemed toxic and poses a serious risk to the health. Everyone should avoid outdoor exertion. — VNS
The capital Hanoi has continued facing terrible air pollution which is posing a risk to health.
Air pollution in Hanoi has risen to serious levels over the past two days.