Metro Manila air pollution level is subsiding, says DENR Secretary Ramon Paje
Air pollution in Metro Manila is going down, the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources says, with total suspended particulate in the capital down by 21 percent.
Air pollution in Metro Manila is going down, the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources says, with total suspended particulate (TSP) in the capital down by 21 percent.
ABS-CBNnews.com reports Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said TSP has gone down to 106ug/Ncm (micrograms per normal cubic meter) in the third quarter of 2012 against "135ug/Ncm in the first quarter and 130ug/Ncm in the second quarter of the year." This is still higher than the guideline level of 90ug/Ncm.
"Paje added the level of particulate matter 10 microns in diameter or smaller (PM10) declined by 18% to 77µg/Ncm in the third quarter. This was at 94µg/Ncm in the first quarter and then down further to 86µg/Ncm in the second quarter," the report also said. The DENR attributes the drop in pollution to better collaboration between the government and the private sector.
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