Weather of Arabia - With the continuing wave of fires raging in Canada, the degree of air pollution in New York City, USA, recorded unprecedented levels, following the continuation of forest fires in the provinces of Quebec and Nova Scotia in eastern Canada.
And according to the IQAir website, the air quality index in New York reached 167 degrees last Wednesday, which is the second highest degree of air pollution in the world after the Indian capital, New Delhi.
In the same context, the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation in New York and the Commissioner of the State Department of Health issued guidelines on the health of air quality in several areas of New York City, which is a procedure followed when the value of the air quality index exceeds 100 degrees, which means that the pollution has reached dangerous levels that affect health. .
The Department of Environmental Conservation stated that the fine particles in the city's air are among the most harmful particles, prompting officials to warn patients with respiratory and heart diseases, from exposure to the air.
It is noteworthy that New York absorbs an average of 35 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter of air per day, but the pollution index has risen to 140-160 since last Tuesday morning.
Social media users circulated clips that clearly show the extent of air pollution during the day in New York, and it is expected that the air quality will remain in a poor state for several days, as the winds will continue to blow smoke from forest fires.
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