Kuwait City: In recent days, air pollution in Kuwait has increased dramatically, raising the Air Quality Index (AQI) to the fourth level which is considered "unhealthy".
According to the AQI scale, the level of air pollution in Kuwait is 151, which means that everyone may start to experience the health effects and that members of sensitive groups are most at risk.
The Green Line Environmental Group, a Kuwait-based non-profit organization, has revealed an increase in air pollutants, especially at 2.5 p.m. (particulate matter). The particles are too small to be seen with the naked eye.
respiratory system diseases
Anxiety about the 2.5 p.m. hike is a serious health risk because it is a carcinogen that enters a person's lungs if they are simply breathed in. Over time, inhaling it can lead to respiratory diseases, such as asthma and chest tightness.
A week ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified the air quality in Kuwait as unsafe. She explained that the reason for the poor air quality is due to emissions from vehicles, industrial, oil refineries and dust storms.
Greenline stated that although the Environmental Public Authority (EPA) is legally responsible for addressing the issue of air pollution, it has failed to do so.