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Kaohsiung City Tops Most Air Polluted City In Taiwan


In all of the City and County in Taiwan, Kaohsiung City ranked as having the worst air level pollution at PM2.5, this is unhealthy environment according to Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) of Taiwan. . It still tops the chart although it already decreases its level compared to last year.


The Air Quality Index (AQI) have recorded a total of 2,057 orange alert levels of air which is unhealthy for sensitive groups and 277 red alerts that is considered as unhealthy. Tainan City still comes second (also last year) and Yunlin County comes next.

Below are the 10 City and County in terms of Polluted Air:
  1. Kaohsiung City
  2. Tainan City
  3. Yunlin County
  4. Changhua County
  5. Taichung City
  6. Taoyuan City
  7. Nantou County
  8. Chiayi County
  9. Pingtung County
  10. Miaoli County
Air Quality Index shows a decrease of both orange and red alert levels compared to last year. Top 3 recorded are Kaohsiung has 702 orange alerts and 124 red alerts, Tainan with 204 orange alerts and 32 red alerts and Yunlin with 208 orange alerts and 23 red alerts.
Not in the list of top 10, Taipei City and New Taipei City recoded a red alert for air pollution during the Lantern Festival and Hsinchu City and Hsinchu County also saw an increase of the alert levels.

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