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Air Quality in Pekanbaru Penetrates Very Unhealthy Levels, Smell to the House

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Air quality in Pekanbaru is very unhealthy, as in the official website bmkg.go.idAir quality in Pekanbaru is very unhealthy, as in the official website bmkg.go.id

News24xx.com - Entering the afternoon, Thursday, September 12, 2019, air quality in Pekanbaru City, Riau Province, continues to decline due to exposure to haze, the impact of the Forest and Land Fires (Karhutla) that hit.

According to the official website of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) at bmkg.go.id, the air quality (Pm10) in Pekanbaru is at an extremely unhealthy level with a figure of 263.16 (on observations at 10:35 WIB).

If that number continues to increase, it is not impossible that air quality will deteriorate and enter dangerous levels which are in the range of 350 and above.

For the condition of air quality which is at a very unhealthy level, it will certainly have an impact on the health of people who are in the region.

Even the smell of smoke also entered the house, as expressed by a housewife named Ira, a resident of Pekanbaru City. "The smell of smoke in the house since morning, even though the windows and doors are not opened," he explained.

"Until this afternoon the smoke was still thick and smelly," he concluded.

Previously reported, according to data from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) released Thursday morning, there was an increase in hotspots or hotspots in Riau Province. Observation results, hot spots in Riau have reached 279 points.

279 hotspots of this level of confidence (confidence level, red) above 50 percent and spread in nine districts in Riau. The number increased compared to last Wednesday afternoon, where there were only 37 hotspots.

Specifically, six hotspots are found in Bengkalis, seven in Kampar Regency, 14 points in Kuansing, 31 others in Rohil, three hotspots in Rohul, one in Siak Regency and 26 hotspots in Inhu.

The most dominant hotspots are Inhil and Pelalawan. In Inhil alone, there were 141 hotspots, while in Pelalawan there were 50 hotspots.

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