Tag Archives air pollution

Think it’s dirty where you live? Truth is, the scattered cigarette butts, candy wrappers, and whatever other miscellaneous garbage you may see lying around the ground is nothing compared to the cleanliness issues that some countries face. Imagine trying to catch a breath of fresh air in one of these countries considered the most polluted: Pakistan’s air pollution is almost…

In response to international criticism, with much of it coming from the United States, the Chinese government announced on Friday that it would initiate stricter air pollution standards for Beijing by the end of the month. Residents of Beijing, foreigners and natives alike, have long complained that the Chinese government routinely understates the severity of the problem, with many relying…

Authorities in Tehran have declared the second government holiday in a month due to deadly air pollution.  All schools, public offices, and banks will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday December 2nd and 3rd because conditions have been determined to be “polluted and unhealthy.”  Children, the ill and the elderly have been urged to remain indoors, and all sports and…

If we apply the air quality standard for particulates adopted by the European Union (20 micrograms per cubic meter), urban air pollution is nearly ubiquitous around the world. Of course, air pollution levels vary widely. In some parts of the world, air pollution might go unnoticed.  In other places, people can be seen wearing face masks.  As travelers, we need…

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