BREATHE OUT

Hong Kong Tatler - - Features -

While China and In­dia have long ranked among the top of­fend­ers for air pol­lu­tion, the lat­est statis­tics from the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion put coun­tries in the Mid­dle East ahead of those two na­tions in terms of an­nual con­cen­tra­tion of harm­ful PM2.5 par­ti­cles. At the top of the ta­ble are Pak­istan (115.7), Qatar (92.4) and Afghanistan (86) thanks to their heavy in­dus­try and un­con­trolled emis­sions, while strict reg­u­la­tions and low in­dus­try in Australia (5.7), Brunei (6.6) and New Zealand (6.8) put them at the bot­tom of the list.

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