The Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis (CAMe) reported that at 18:00 hours on Wednesday there were high concentrations of ozone with a maximum value of 160 parts per billion (ppb) at the Tultitlán monitoring station.The records, the CAMe indicated, are the result of intense solar radiation and low cloudiness, conditions that promote the formation of ozone. In addition, the wind did not show a defined direction, favoring the stagnation and accumulation of the pollutant in the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico.
Faced with records filed during the afternoon, CAMe called for measures to help reduce the exposure of citizens and the health risk posed by high ozone concentrations, as well as to reduce emissions generated. Read more: Mexico and the US have not been able to do that. The U.S. agrees as a “priority” to reduce methane gas emissions Measures and recommendations Health protection Avoid exercising or vigorous outdoor activities between 13:00 and 19:00 hours. Stay informed about air quality with the “Air” App, on the www.aire.cdmx.gob.mx website, on twitter @Aire_CDMX or at 5552789931 ext. 1. To reduce emissions it is recommended: Facilitate and continue remote work to reduce travel. Avoid the use of flavourings, aerosols, paints, waterproofers or solvent-containing products. Recharge gasoline after 18:00 hours and do not charge more fuel after the filling gun lock is released. Check and repair leaks in domestic gas installations. Reduce fuel usage at home by shortening shower time to up to five minutes and when cooking, use lidded containers. Make online purchases and procedures to reduce travel. Traffic restrictions On Thursday 22 April, vehicles for verification 2, vehicles for private use with type 1 verification hologram with a type 1 verification hologram whose last digit is 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9, as well as those whose registration is made up of letters only, must be suspended from 5:00 to 22:00 hours. Read more: Check if your colony is on the list! Condonan 6 years of water to 72 colonies of IztapalapaTampoco will circulate at designated time vehicles of particular use with local license plate without verification hologram and vehicles with foreign license plates of particular use that do not contain verification hologram or whose hologram is not “E”, “00” or “0”. Taxis with a verification hologram 1 or 2 that must stop driving will be restricted from 10:00 to 22:00 hours.
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