Taitung County has Taiwan’s best air, Taipei City sixth-best: academic

08-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Tsuang Ben-jei reveals Taiwan’s best and worst places for air pollution

Tsuang Ben-jei, Professor of Environmental Engineering at National Chung Hsing University has crunched the numbers and published Taiwan’s air pollution results for the first half of 2018, showing Taipei City as having sixth-best air quality in all of Taiwan, in a Facebook post on September 6.

According to PM2.5 air particle readings from the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Taitung County had the least polluted air, and Chiayi City had the most polluted.

PM2.5 air particle readings are a popular method for environmental agencies to detect air pollution, and monitor air particles less than 2.5 micrometers, or around 3 percent of the diameter of human hair.

Taipei City was an improver, moving up two places in the rankings to come in sixth.

Tsuang said in his Facebook post that Taichung City’s air quality has improved and made it into the top ten for the first time in six years, while Hsinchu County and Miaoli County’s air quality improvement has lagged.

Tsuang said he hoped that Hsinchu and Miaoli Counties review their air pollution prevention strategy.

Taiwan city and county PM2.5 rankings for the first half of 2018 are outlined below:

1/Taitung County

2/Yilan County

3/Keelung City

4/Hualien County

5/Penghu County

6/Taipei City

7/Taoyuan City

8/New Taipei City

9/Hsinchu City

10/Taichung City

11/Pingtung County

12/Miaoli County

13/Hsinchu County

14/Yunlin County

15/Kinmen County

16/Lianjiang County

17/Chiayi County

18/Nantou County

19/Tainan City

20/Kaohsiung City

21/Changhua County

22/Chiayi City.

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