Islamabad Air Quality Recorded The Worst Causing Major Health Issues
The ambient air quality of Islamabad has raised to a dangerous level according to the data released by Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The data further revealed that the ratio of environmental pollutants is at an all time high in the federal capital.
The data reveals that the current particulate matter of 2.5 microns (PM2.5) is way above the standard of 35 micrograms per meter cube (mg/m3). The 35 micrograms per meter cube (mg/m3) standard has been set by the National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS).
The pollution level has been recorded at an all time high with 59.06 mg/m³ compared to the acceptable level of 35 mg/m³.
The World Health Organization on the other hand has feared that thousands of people are at the stake of losing their lives to air pollution. Particulate matter of 2.5 microns is one of the dangerous pollutants. It makes it’s way into the human blood through lungs cells causing severe damage.