The poor air quality in Mexico City can cause long-term respiratory, cardiovascular and neurological problems (Cuartoscuro)
The Atmospheric Monitoring Directorate of Mexico City published its report today at 3:00 p.m. on the air quality in the capital of the country and the metropolitan area of the State of Mexico.
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The agency updates every hour and every day the state of the oxygen breathed in the Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Mexico, as well as the intensity of Ultra Violet Rays.
As a result of this report, residents of the capital and Mexico can take precautions regarding outdoor activities. Meanwhile, the authorities take measures on environmental matters such as the application of the Environmental Contingency and the double Hoy No Circula.
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The air quality in Mexico City and the State of Mexico is “Acceptable”, which means a “Moderate” risk to health, according to the most recent report from the capital’s Atmospheric Monitoring Directorate.
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This should be considered by residents of the capital and Mexico who carry out outdoor activities, especially if they are part of vulnerable groups.
Regarding the intensity of the sun, a level 4 was reached in the Ultraviolet Ray index. This means that it “needs protection” if it is going to be outdoors.
In this regard, the authorities of Mexico City published the following recommendations:
Take precautions, if you are exposed to the sun and your skin is sensitive, wear a hat and glasses with UV filter, apply a sunscreen with SPF 30+.
Poor air quality can bring with it a series of environmental measures such as Double Hoy No Circula (Cuartoscuro)
The Atmospheric Monitoring Directorate has 16 stations that record air quality in Mexico City, these were the results of each one, according to the latest report.
Tlalpan (AJM): No data or under maintenance
Benito Juárez (BJU): Acceptable
Azcapotzalco (CAM): Acceptable
Coyoacán (CCA): No data or under maintenance
Cuajimalpa (CUA): Acceptable
Gustavo A. Madero (GAM): Acceptable
Cuauhtémoc (HGM): No data or under maintenance
Iztacalco (IZT): Acceptable
Venustiano Carranza (MER): Acceptable
Miguel Hidalgo (MGH): Acceptable
Álvaro Obregón (PED): Acceptable
Cuajimalpa (SFE): No data or under maintenance
Iztapalapa (SAC): Acceptable
Tláhuac (TAH): Acceptable
Coyoacan (UAX): Acceptable
Iztapalapa (UIZ): Acceptable
While in the 13 monitoring stations located in the Mexican entity, the air quality is as follows:
Atizapan (ATI): Acceptable
Chalco (CHO): Good
Cuautitlán Izcalli (CUT): Acceptable
Naucalpan (FAC): Acceptable
Nezahualcóyotl (FAR): Good
Ecatepec (LLA): Acceptable
Tlalnepantla Annex (LPR): Acceptable
Nezahualcóyotl (NEZ): Acceptable
Ecatepec (SAG): Aceptable
Tlalnepantla (TLA): Acceptable
Tultitlán (TLI): No data or under maintenance
Coacalco (VIF): Acceptable
Ecatepec (XAL): Good
It is important to mention that some municipalities and mayors’ offices are repeated on the list because they have more than one atmospheric monitoring station.
From Good to Extremely Bad, there are five levels of air quality (Europa Press)
The Atmospheric Monitoring Directorate of Mexico City divides the air quality in the city and the Mexican territory into five levels.
Identified with the color green, the index of least concern is “Good”, in which the health risk is considered minimal and both the general population and sensitive groups can enjoy outdoor activities.
This is followed by the “Acceptable” level, indicated by the color yellow. In this case, sensitive people may experience respiratory symptoms (such as asthmatics), a possible worsening of lung and heart disease in people with comorbidities and older adults. In this index people from sensitive groups have to consider reducing vigorous outdoor physical activities, while the rest of the population can still do so.
Orange is the “Bad” index, in which there is a significant increase in the probability of respiratory symptoms appearing in sensitive people. While in people with respiratory and cardiac diseases there is an increased probability of worsening and decreased tolerance of physical activity, as well as a greater probability of premature death in people with heart or lung disease.
From here on, both people who are part of sensitive groups and the general population should take greater precautions when carrying out outdoor activities.
At the “Very Bad” level, identified with the color red, respiratory symptoms worsen in sensitive populations and in people with lung disease, as well as cardiovascular symptoms, such as chest pain, in people with heart disease, there is also a greater probability of premature deaths in people with heart or lung disease.
The last level, located with the color purple, is “Extremely Bad”, in which there is a significant increase in the probability of severe respiratory symptoms in the general population, as well as serious respiratory effects and aggravation of symptoms in sensitive people and with disease. pulmonary disease, not to mention the worsening of cardiovascular symptoms in heart patients and the probability of premature death in people with lung and heart disease.
It is important to mention that the sensitive groups referred to by the authorities include children, the elderly, people with nutritional deficiencies, people who carry out outdoor activities, cyclists and even workers.