San Fernando’s Air Quality on February 11, 2024


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Chile has taken steps to improve air quality in the country. According to data from the Swiss company IQ Air, eight of the ten South American cities with the worst air quality are located in Chile. These cities include Angol, Coyhaique, Padre de las Casas, Coronel, Temuco, Traigue, Nacimiento, and Santiago. Worldwide, the most polluted countries in the last year were Bangladesh, Chad, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and India. New Delhi, India, has been the most polluted capital for the past four years.

Chile is the third member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) with the highest annual average concentration of particulate matter (PM) 2.5. In response to this, Chile has implemented various measures to improve air quality. For example, in San Fernando, the air quality status on February 11, 2024 was rated as good, with a low concentration of sulfur dioxide. Measures such as the prohibition of wood heaters, restrictions on vehicle use, and the prohibition of agricultural burning have been put in place to address air pollution.

The Air Quality Index (ICAP) is used to monitor air quality, with different levels indicating different situations. It is recommended to use masks and public transportation on days of pre-emergency and environmental emergency. Other measures to improve air quality include using dry firewood, proper maintenance of heaters, and privileging the use of alternative fuels.

Chile has also implemented regulations for firewood dealers to ensure the legal origin of the firewood and protect consumers’ rights. These measures are aimed at reducing air pollution and improving the overall air quality in Chile. By taking these steps, Chile is working towards creating a cleaner and healthier environment for its citizens.

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