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Moscow entered the list of 30 best capitals in air quality – RT in Russian


Moscow was included in the list of the 30 best capitals in the world in terms of air quality. This is stated in the 2020 IQAir ranking, which is based on data on the content of fine particulate matter in the atmosphere (PM2.5).

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As explained on the website of the Moscow Mayor’s Office, PM2.5 are particles ranging in size from 0.001 to 2.5 micrometers that are in the air. They are much thinner than a human hair, which is between 40 and 120 micrometers thick.

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The highest average annual concentrations of these particles, according to IQAir, were observed in Delhi, Dhaka and Ulaanbaatar.

“In Moscow, the content of suspended particles, according to the IQAir report, in 2020 was 1.5-2.6 times lower than in Sofia, Belgrade, Pristina, Kiev, Athens, Warsaw, 22% lower than in Rome, 11% lower than in Paris, ”the message says.

As it became known earlier, in Moscow during the ecological action “Earth Hour”, which will be held on March 27 from 20:30 to 21:30, the architectural and artistic illumination of more than 2 thousand objects will be turned off.

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Source site russian.rt.com

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