SEPA started monitoring air environment in Karachi

F.P. Report

KARACHI: The Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has started monitoring the air environment of the city on an emergency basis.

Despite the lack of equipment, the air environment is being monitored with the help of the private sector. SEPA officers are monitoring the air environment along with private organisations having air monitoring equipment.

During the monitoring, the equipment will be provided by private organisations, while the SEPA officers will provide the technical expertise.

Under this campaign, the air environment data of selected areas of Karachi is being collected.

Carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide gases and fine particles are being detected in the atmosphere.

The amount of fine particles in the atmosphere is being determined, which harms human health. In light of the data, the plan to tighten the prevention of air pollution will be decided.