New York is now worst city in the word in terms of air quality due to fires in Canada
Based on data of IQAir – which monitors air quality in the largest territories of the world, New York now tops the ranking of cities with the dirtiest air, RIA Novostiw reports
New York’s air quality index has worsened due to fires in Canada. As of June 8th, the city is on the top of the ranking, overtaking the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, and Tel Aviv in Israel.
Earlier, the Mayor of New York said that the situation in the city would worsen. Because of the smoke from forest fires that enveloped the city, Canada recorded the worst air quality since the 1960s.
In the US capital region, Washington, New York and a number of north-eastern states, a dangerous level of air pollution has been declared.
Wildfires have been raging in Canada in recent weeks. By June 6th, the authorities had recorded more than 400 fires. Two hundred of them cannot be controlled at the moment. The Canadian Armed Forces are involved in extinguishing fires. The country has also announced fundraising to help the victims.