Lahore labelled second most polluted city in the world

By: News Desk
Published: 11:16 PM, 27 Oct, 2022
Lahore labelled second most polluted city in the world
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The provincial capital of Punjab Thursday entitled as the second most polluted cities in the world with the Air Quality Index (AQI) of 293 US AQI.

The Air Quality Index of Lahore falls under the “Very Unhealthy” category of the Air Quality and Pollution city ranking.

According to health experts, hazardous effects on the well-being will be immediately felt by sensitive groups. Healthy individuals are likely to experience difficulty breathing and throat irritation. The experts advised that the sensitive groups stay indoors while the healthy individuals should avoid going out as much as they can and reschedule their activities.

The Particulate matters (PM) 10 and Fine Particulate matters 2.5 are reported to exist in the air which are inhalable pollutant particles with diameters less than 10 and 2.5 micrometers respectively. They can deposit in the airways, lungs and the bloodstream also causing severe symptoms like eye and throat irritation, coughing or difficulty breathing, aggravated asthma and also the development of chronic respiratory diseases.

The AQI of Lahore has remained in the very unhealthy category since the start of the week.

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