Santiago records worst levels of smog in Latin America

Published on : Tuesday, June 21, 2016

smog in Latin AmericaSantiago recorded the worst levels of smog in Latin America, according to figures published by the World Health Organization (WHO), reports La Tercera newspaper.

The city declared an environmental emergency, for the first time in the year, due to an unprecedented level of fine inhalable particulate matter PM2.5.

Certain measures like vehicle restrictions of four consecutive days and warning to not burn wood have already been put in place by the city.

The Chilean capital’s air pollution is at levels described as dangerous, according to WHO
The pollution has an impact on the capital’s inhabitants as well as tourists.

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