COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Ambient Air Quality level in Badulla and Kegalle continue to cause alarm bells among health experts.
They warn the dust particles in the atmosphere could lead to several health complications especially among sensitive groups.
According to the report issued by the Environmental Studies and Services Division of the National Building Research Organisation, the Air quality index level with respect to PM2.5 at 8am was at unhealthy level in Badulla and Kegalle.
Those two areas recorded PM2.5 level of 59 and 53 while Colombo recorded 51.
The NBRO noted that the air quality in areas such as Colombo, Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Kurunegala, Puttalam, and Polonnaruwa continues to be unhealthy for sensitive groups while it is at moderate level in Vavuniya, Trincomalee, Kandy, Kalutara, Ratnapura, Embilipitiya, Galle and Hambantota.
Ambient Air Quality level in several towns in Sri Lanka had deteriorated to unhealthy levels in recent weeks prompting health authorities to urge the people to wear a facemask where possible.
Experts are of the view that the air quality in Sri Lanka has deteriorated since air pollutants have been entering the atmosphere from the Indian subcontinent, which has led to transboundary air pollution.