What is Canberra’s air quality?
Canberra is one of the capital cities with the best air quality. However, in the last two weeks of 2019, Canberra broke into the Top 10 most polluted major cities live ranking and topped the rankings at times, with worse air quality than India’s Delhi, Bangladesh’s Dhaka and Pakistan’s Lahore.
Canberra’s air pollution has been at unhealthy to hazardous levels, with a daily average PM2.5 concentration of 200.1 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m³) from 20 Dec 2019 to 2 Jan 2020 because of the bushfires.
When is Canberra’s air pollution at its worst?
Air pollution in Canberra was at its worst on 1 Jan 2020, with a daily average PM2.5 concentration of 855.6 µg/m³, which is more than 34 times above the World Health Organization (WHO) 24-hour guidelines. The air quality was considered ‘Hazardous’ on the US Air Quality Index (AQI).
Is Canberra the city with the worst air pollution?
Canberra has ranked at the top of the polluted major cities live ranking from 20 Dec 2019 to 3 Jan 2020, taking first place over cities known for having severe air pollution problems.
Why is Canberra polluted?
While Canberra does not usually experience air pollution, smoke from wild bushfires in the New South Wales region has caused high levels of PM2.5 and serious air pollution.
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