Phnom Penh is not Bangkok. But the largest capital city of Cambodia is growing rapidly over the past years. The burning of fuels such as petroleum, diesel and coal in the transport, household, industrial and energy sectors contribute to one common thing in Southeast Asian cities, air polution. In 2018, Cambodia ranked 164th out of 180 countries in the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) for air quality.
Should it be your concern? “Articulate Matter PM2.5 is a big concern parameter among other air pollutants which can cause effect to human health in short and long-term,” according to Leakhena Hang and lorn soklis of Institute of Technology of Cambodia in their ‘Assessment of People Perception on Air Quality in Phnom Penh, Capital City of Cambodia’ published in November 2020.
What is the air quality in Phnom Penh? Phnom Penh’s districts like Chamkar Mon, Chroy Changvar, and Toul Kork are among the highest concentration and AQI of PM2.5. Air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution in Phnom Penh Phnom Penh Air Pollution: Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI)
How to know more about the air you breath in your home? Actually, you can check the air quality based on particles (PM2.5) with this simple, easy-to-use air sensor VINDRIKTNING. And you can also use it with FÖRNUFTIG air purifier.
This VINDRIKTNING sensor checks the air quality by detecting particles (PM2.5) in your home. A light indicates 3 levels of air quality – green (good), yellow (ok), and red (not good).
How to improve indoor air quality and reduce air pollution in your home? It’s a fact, not a fiction that air pollution in your home can be just as bad - or even worse - than it is outdoors.
When living in a city like Phnom Penh of Cambodia, improving your home air quality means that you take a small yet significant step to protect yourself from the damage of chronic inflammation.
Also good to read: Easy ways you can improve indoor air quality: Reduce indoor allergens that can trigger respiratory problems and other issues (Harvard Health Publishing)