The Punjab Environment Department has issued an alert for Lahore, as the smog levels continue to rise in some areas of metropolis. The alert was issued after smog level touched an alarming level in different areas of the city.
According to the Environment Department, smog’s PM10 level has touched 448 per meter, while PM2.5 level is 380 per meter. The high level of Smog is causing several diseases after being inhaled by human beings.
The Smog, enveloping the provincial metropolis for the past two days, has been thickening, reducing visibility and making breathing difficult for the residents. Air pollution caused by traffic, industries, crop burning and disposal of solid waste are major contributors to smog.
NASA has released the satellite pictures of Indian Punjab where farmers are burning the remains of their crops. The smoke and ash coming from the crop burning is causing thick smog in Lahore and adjoining areas.
The Punjab government imposed the ban on crop burning in the province after two consecutive years of thick smog blanketing the province and specially Lahore. The thick blanket of smog cause major health problems for the people.
The long dry spell also increased the level of pollution and dust in the air. The government is trying to take all the necessary steps and measures to deal with the situation.
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17 November, 2019