Hanoi's air pollution is at an alarming level, seriously affecting health

Thanh AnhNov 23, 2023 at 10:51

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Dr. Hoang Duong Tung, former Deputy Director General of the General Department of Environment (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment), said that the North and Hanoi are entering the air pollution season. Calm wind combined with fog causes dust in the air to be stored at low levels, causing pollution.

According to sources from Tien Phong newspaper, on the morning of November 23, the PAM Air air quality monitoring system recorded a higher number of purple pollution points in Hanoi than today.

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Measurement points at Lang Pagoda (Dong Da), National Assembly Office Apartment (Nam Tu Liem), GCA Ecolife kindergarten (Nam Tu Liem), Doi Can (Ba Dinh), Trau Quy (Gia Lam) are all at the threshold. very harmful to human health.

Notably, in Hanoi, two measuring points at Sao Mai Center (Thanh Xuan) and Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (Cau Giay) reached dangerous levels with the AQI air quality index exceeding 300. , dangerous threshold for human health with the recommendation that everyone should stay indoors.

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In the Red River Delta provinces, PAM Air's measuring points recorded common air pollution levels at purple and brown levels.

Nam Dinh city and Hai Hau district of Nam Dinh province recorded air quality at brown level this morning. Thai Thuy area of Thai Binh and Vinh Bao district of Hai Phong are also at the brown threshold.

Other measuring points in Ha Nam, Hung Yen, and Bac Ninh are also commonly in the purple threshold.

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According to sources from Thanh Nien newspaper, talking about this phenomenon, Dr. Hoang Duong Tung, former Deputy Director of the General Department of Environment (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment), said that the North and Hanoi are entering the air pollution season. . On November 22, calm winds combined with fog caused dust in the air to be stored at low levels, causing pollution.

"Emission sources from vehicles, factories, and production facilities in the capital have not decreased and there are no measures to limit or control, so air pollution is becoming more and more serious," Mr. Tung said, and said. Or, air pollution in Hanoi decreases when there is rain, storms, and strong winds. In addition, if the northeast monsoon comes, it will also blow away the dust.

Mr. Tung advised people to take measures to protect themselves such as limiting going out, especially the elderly, children and people with respiratory diseases; regularly monitor air quality; Close the door, use a dust filter system... to protect your health.

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Also according to sources from Tien Phong newspaper, the air quality monitoring system of the Environmental Pollution Control Department also recorded common pollution at red and purple thresholds. While the US Embassy's air quality monitoring page covers the purple threshold.

The US Embassy's air quality monitoring page said that the above air pollution episode will continue for many days to come in the Northern provinces, due to unfavorable weather conditions. The most serious pollution will occur in the morning, from noon in the afternoon, air quality improves.

The Ministry of Health recommends that, with air pollution at the red level, people should limit leaving the house, exercising, and working outdoors. When going out, you should use a quality mask and wear it properly (make sure it fits tightly around your face).

Clean your nose and gargle morning and night with physiological saline, especially after going out. Rinse your eyes with physiological saline at night before going to bed.

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You should limit opening windows and doors when the air is heavily polluted, especially in families near roads and polluted areas. Regularly clean rooms and houses, clean and ventilate the living environment. Limit use or replace the use of honeycomb charcoal stoves, wood stoves, or straw stoves with electric stoves, induction stoves, or gas stoves. Planting trees in and around the house helps prevent dust and clean the air.

For people with respiratory disease, chronic cor pulmonale, cardiovascular disease, malnutrition, and the elderly, the above preventive measures should be implemented more strictly. In addition, it is necessary to minimize going out, especially at times when the air is heavily polluted.

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