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Colombo, Feb 11 (Daily Mirror) - The air quality in several regions across the island has plunged to unhealthy levels, the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) said.

According to their latest assessment, apart from Nuwara Eliya, all other districts are grappling with unhealthy air conditions, with Colombo, Akurana in Kandy, and Jaffna registering notably high levels of pollution.

Citing data from the US Air Quality Index (AQI), the NBRO highlighted eight districts—Colombo, Kilinochchi, Jaffna, Trincomalee, Badulla, Kurunegala, Kandy, and Matale—as areas where the air quality poses significant health risks. 

The organization cautioned that individuals with respiratory ailments, such as asthma, as well as active children and adults, are especially vulnerable and advised them to minimize outdoor activities.


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  • Un-livable Sunday, 11 February 2024 09:09 PM

    Those who are living in Borupana, Ratmalana, Boralesgamuwa areas are facing a huge environmental threat due to the Karadiyana garbage mountain. It's awful smell engulfs the area specially during the night. Any solution for that?

    Mr. Citizen Monday, 12 February 2024 08:45 AM

    This is an ongoing issue in the City, especially the Govt institutions like Hospitals

    Tissa Fernando Sunday, 11 February 2024 11:17 PM

    The benefits of being too close to India.

    Gabriella Monday, 12 February 2024 06:59 AM

    We have been saying this for a while. But it keeps falling on deaf ears. The causes of many diseases is air quality. In Kandy, it’s a case of inhaling the smoke from someone’s burning pile of rubbish 24 hrs a day. Not forgetting exhaust fumes. Why have a Environment department ? What are its functions ?

    Ron hardy Monday, 12 February 2024 11:13 AM

    Our fellows yet alone can't control spitting pissing trowing trash allover...not only AIR Even beautiful beaches are full of polytine plastic generations of destroyers environmental protection agency to crack down ABCD offenders might improve in future if not all kind of sicknesses will escalate...take precautions now


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