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Brunei second lowest polluted nation in the world

Brunei Darussalam has been ranked the second lowest polluted country in the world. PHOTO: BRUNEI TOURISM

Brunei Darussalam has been ranked the second lowest polluted country in the world with Pollution Matter 2.5 (PM 2.5) mean annual exposure and just 5.9 microgrammes per cubic metre (μg/m3), according to Oxford University’s Our World in Data platform.

The lowest polluted country is Finland with (5.86μg/m3) and just three deaths per 100,000. This is closely followed by the Sultanate (5.96μg/m3), Sweden (6.18μg/m3), Canada (6.43μg/m3) and Iceland (6.48μg/m3).

PM2.5 refers to tiny particles that are less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter, about one ten-thousandth of an inch. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that annual average concentrations of PM2.5 should not exceed 5µg/m3.

More details on Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin

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