Air Quality Worsens as City Gets Hotter
The air quality in the city worsens as ozone levels increased under the hot sun. According to the data’s collected by the Shenzhen Municipal Human Settlements and Environment Commission showed that air pollution levels have exceeded that national limit.
Primarily emitted though the burning of fossil fuels the ozone have replaced PM2.5 as the primary air pollutant in several parts of the city. A few stations in Bao’an and Nanshan recorded hourly concentrations of ozone that goes beyond the 400mg per cubic meters. Even with these recent records air quality in Shenzhen have been good in the second quarter of this year as the government made efforts in treating pollution and reduction in emissions.
A report issued by the commission showed that the air quality in the second quarter measured within the national levels rate I and II, with an average daily concentration of pollutants dropping compared to the same period last year. But also in the second quarter the city saw an increase in acid rain even with the dropped in concentration of sulfur dioxide the primary component of acid rain.