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Tuesday 16 of August 2022

High Pollution in the Valley of Mexico


Heavy traffic in Mexico City,photo: Cuartoscuro/Armando Monroy
Heavy traffic in Mexico City,photo: Cuartoscuro/Armando Monroy
In areas where environmental conditions are unfavorable, children, the elderly, people undertaking intense physical activity or those who have respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, should limit prolonged efforts in the open air

The Atmospheric Monitoring System reported that five boroughs and three districts of Mexico City have recorded over 100 suspended particulate points (PM10) this morning, and so air quality is poor.

In the State of Mexico, Ecatepec registered 118 points; Chalco, 106; Tultitlán, 107; Tlalnepantla, 104; and Coacalco, 102.

In Mexico City, the Venustiano Carranza borough has 104 PM10 points; Azcapotzalco, 103; And Tláhuac, 102.

In the rest of the Valley of Mexico, the air quality is good.

In areas where environmental conditions are unfavorable, children, the elderly, people undertaking intense physical activity or those who have respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, should limit prolonged efforts in the open air.

Phase 1 of the environmental alert was maintained today, having been declared on Monday as the meteorological conditions and the current lack of wind are unfavorable in dispersing pollution.

For this reason, Hoy No Circula stays in effect. No private vehicles with hologram number 2 can be driven between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m., nor those with a hologram number ending in 1 or an odd number, nor those vehicles stickered with the green hologram number one that have plates ending in 1 and 2.