“AIR QUALITY INDEX DROPPED – THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY AND HUMAN SURVIVAL.”
The fog and mist seen these days is not a natural occurrence as the air quality has reached very unhealthy levels in the Northern part of Sri Lanka.
The area is registering over 200 in the air quality index (AQI) due to winds from India carrying polluted air.
The public has been advised to wear masks to protect their health.
AQI index was 212 in Jaffna, 189 in Gampaha, 170 in Dambulla, 169 Colombo, 161 Kandy, 170 in Negombo, and 157 in Ambalantota.
As per WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION Air Quality Index should be at 25.
Bad air quality will result in having strokes, cancer, chest related diseases including breathing difficulties and even drop of intelligence quality of children which can create a health hazard of the country. Citizens should be aware of and need to take precautions.
Therefore, the drop of air quality index can be identified as a threat to national security and national survival.
General Dr Boniface perera
(International researcher and writer.)