Hanoi’s air has been alarmingly polluted recently

Hanoi officials decline Air Visual’s AQI evaluation

Air Visual deemed Hanoi the most polluted city in the world after its air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 170 on September 26. Air Visual’s automatic monitors are present in 10,000 cities around the world.
The cloudy and dusty sky of HCMC on September 23. (Photo: SGGP)

Air pollution in HCMC reaching alarming level

Recently, the air quality in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has reached a worryingly negative level, greatly disturbing the living standard of urban residents. Various factors have been identified by the Institute for Environment and Resources (under the Vietnam National University – HCMC) as possible causes.

Jakarta is facing serious air pollution. (Source: thejakartapost.com)

Indonesia’s capital city faces severe air pollution

 Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta is facing serious air pollution as throughout 2018, the city’s PM2.5 reached 45.3 micrograms per cubic meter or more than four times the maximum standard set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and three times the maximum level allowed by the Indonesian national standard.
Smog has covered Bangkok in recent weeks (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Thailand: Bangkok schools close due to air pollution

 Air pollution has forced the suspension of classes at private schools across Bangkok this week, though the Pollution Control Department (PCD) on January 23 reported fewer areas with unsafe levels of PM2.5 – airborne particulates 2.5 microns in diameter and smaller.