Sri Lanka AQI (Air Quality Index) has risen

The Colombo air quality index (AQI) has risen even further to unhealthily high levels.

According to the National Building Research Organization, the AQI in many Sri Lankan cities ranges from 150 to 200, which is an unhealthy level.

The AQI provides information on how clean or filthy the air is where you live as well as any health risks associated with breathing outdoor air.

The AQI accounts for five of the principal air contaminants. Ground-level ozone, particle pollution, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide are some of these contaminants.

How to safeguard oneself against dangerous or unhealthy air pollution:

There are various steps you may take to safeguard yourself if the air quality in your neighborhood is deteriorating. Children and older individuals who are, generally speaking, more vulnerable should receive special attention, as well as those who have compromised respiratory, lung, or heart health.

People with compromised health are advised to avoid extended outdoor work or activity if the air quality is in the unhealthy or red range (151-200). Everyone else who is healthy should cut back on their time spent outside.

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