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Hanoians, Saigonese want more done to improve air quality

Most Hanoians and Saigonese are dissatisfied with the air quality in their cities and feel additional measures are needed to improve it.

Hanoi to include air quality in weather forecasts next year

Vietnam’s capital city will predict air quality a day or two in advance and include the predictions in daily weather forecasts next year.

HCMC choked by exhaust fumes, factory smoke and construction dust

Exhaust from 10 million vehicles, smoke from 1,000 large factories and dust from numerous construction sites are worsening HCMC air pollution, authorities admit.
October 10, 2019 | 12:08 pm GMT+7

Parents despair for their little ones as air quality plummets

Air pollution is rising to deadly levels in Vietnam's major cities and children are the most vulnerable.
October 08, 2019 | 08:01 am GMT+7

Time to take bolder actions for clean air and people's health

During the last two weeks, the citizens of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City had been choked by heavily polluted air in the streets.
October 05, 2019 | 07:57 am GMT+7

Hanoi downpour provides welcome reprieve from air pollution

Air pollution dropped dramatically in Hanoi Thursday morning courtesy of a heavy downpour, pushing air quality to ‘good’ levels.
October 03, 2019 | 01:20 pm GMT+7

PM Phuc wants Hanoi, HCMC to do more to tackle air pollution

The government has called on Hanoi and HCMC to have a clear and radical strategy to combat air pollution and to keep it notified.
October 03, 2019 | 11:42 am GMT+7

Demand for masks rises with pollution in Vietnam, but quality guidelines lacking

Despite rising demand for face masks amidst the escalating air pollution in Hanoi and Saigon, there are no official quality guidelines for them.
October 03, 2019 | 09:45 am GMT+7

How air pollution particles travel through human body

Fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) can invade one's lungs and cause a host of disorders in other organs.
October 03, 2019 | 07:30 am GMT+7

Schools shut down outdoor activities due to polluted air in Hanoi

Several schools in Hanoi halted all of the students' outdoor activities and required to close the classroom windows.
October 02, 2019 | 07:53 pm GMT+7

Hanoi air pollution worst in five years, says government report

The PM2.5 particulate level in Hanoi reached a five-year high last month and environment officials urge residents to limit outdoor activities.
October 02, 2019 | 01:05 pm GMT+7

AirVisual among most downloaded apps as Vietnam air pollution worsens

Environment monitor AirVisual has attracted huge attention from Vietnamese netizens, becoming one of the most downloaded apps last week.  
October 01, 2019 | 07:42 am GMT+7

Hanoi air pollution goes from very bad to much worse

The air pollution index soared to stratospheric levels in Hanoi on Monday and photos captured the smog that has blanketed the capital city.
September 30, 2019 | 05:02 pm GMT+7

Stop making excuses, act on air pollution: Hanoians

World ranking’s not the point, worsening air pollution is a fact, so deal with it instead of offering excuses and explanations, Hanoians say.
September 27, 2019 | 02:09 pm GMT+7

HCMC smog made up of condensed pollutants: environment dept

The smog smothering Saigon is made of condensed air pollutants caused by high moisture and temperature inversion, the municipal environment department says.
September 26, 2019 | 03:00 pm GMT+7
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