Environment Ministry: Air quality not good in all regions of the Kingdom

Jordan

Published: 2020-04-25 16:23

Last Updated: 2020-04-25 16:37


Environment Ministry: Air quality not good in all regions of the Kingdom
Environment Ministry: Air quality not good in all regions of the Kingdom

The sandstorm affecting the Kingdom has prompted a significant rise in the instantaneous concentrations of suspended dust and fine particles in the air in all of the Kingdom's regions yesterday and today, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Environment.

In a statement, the Ministry said a report by the Ministry's stations that monitored the ambient air quality revealed that the daily rates of dust and suspended particulate matter PM10 have increased above the limits allowed by the Jordanian ambient air quality specifications No. 1140/2006.

The Ministry added that its stations observed yesterday a noticeable increase in the instantaneous concentrations of dust and suspended particulate matter, measuring 1000 micrograms per cubic meter, and this is not within the normal rates in all of the sites monitored, noting that the air quality indicators pointed that the air quality is not good in all of the regions.

It said that the public can follow the website https://www.jordanenv.com, which publishes the results of ambient air quality indicators directly.