Kathmandu breathes poorest air in morning between 8 and 9 Monday

Published On: February 1, 2021 07:49 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Air quality in Kathmandu, the country’s capital city, has continued to deteriorate on Monday as well. The highest fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) reading was measured at 182.17 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m³) in the morning between 8 and 9. 

The cleanest air quality (71.17 μg/m³) in the most densely populated city of the country was measured in the afternoon (between 4 and 5). This, however, is also by far worse than that of the standard of 25 μg/m³ set by the World Health Organization and 40 μg/m³ by the Government of Nepal.

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