Under the smog

Kathmandu, Nepal’s Capital, is also, arguably, its most polluted city. The 2014 Yale Environmental Performing Index ranked Nepal’s (read Kathmandu’s) air quality to be one of the worst in the world—second only to Bangladesh’s. The index found Nepal’s average concentration of particulate matter, the minute airborne solid particles that result in air pollution, to be over 500 micrograms per cubic metre—an alarming level, given that it is 20 times higher than World Health Organisation’s (WHO) safe upper limit. Under the smog
Published at : January 23, 2016
Updated at : January 23, 2016 10:48