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Vietnam's air quality improves but has not met WHO standard

Air quality in Vietnam improved in 2021 but still failed to meet the World Health Organization’s annual average PM2.5 concentration guidelines.The decline in the annual average PM2.5 concentration continued in 2021, falling to 24.7 μg/m3 after peaking in 2019 at 34.1, the World Air Quality ...

Viet Anh

PM2.5 pollution still problematic across Việt Nam

Though the average PM2.5 concentration improved slightly in 2020, all provinces and cities in Việt Nam still had much higher levels than the WHO’s recommendation, according to data revealed at a workshop held virtually on Tuesday. In 2020, Việt Nam had 10 out of 63 provinces and ...

Air pollution cuts Hanoian lifespan by 2.5 years: study

Life expectancy among Hanoians is reduced by 2.49 years on average due to exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), a recent study indicates.“Research on the impact of air pollution caused by PM2.5 dust on public health in Hanoi in 2019” by the Hanoi-based non-profit organization ...

Minh Nga

Heat inversion worsens air pollution in Hà Nội: report

Many studies in Hà Nội have shown that heat inversion is one of the main causes for recent sharp rises in pollutants, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).In a report released on Wednesday, the MoNRE said that in order to comprehensively ...

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