Air Quality of PH

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Last year, air quality in the country was deemed unhealthy and unsafe for Pinoys based on a report from the IQAir air monitor based in Switzerland.

The Philippines was said to have 17 ug / m3 of PM2.5 according to the 2019 World Air Quality survey.

The PM2.5 is a small, inhalable pollutant, less than 2.5 micrometer in diameter. The width of a single strand of human hair is thirty times smaller.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that the acceptable air quality level ranged from, or below, 10 ug per cubic meter of PM2.5.

This thin, fine pollutant can reach the respiratory tract and cause asthma, lung cancer and heart disease in humans.

The country has the lowest concentration of pollutant compared to the rest of Southeast Asia.

Indonesia ranked first in the country ranking of IQAir with an annual PM2.5 mean of 51.7 ug / m3. Vietnam and Myanmar followed, with respectively 34.1 ug / m3 and 31.0 ug / m3.

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