Canada ranked among the top 10 countries with the cleanest air

Canada ranked among the top 10 countries with the cleanest air

IQAir estimated air pollution in 2020 and noted unexpected changes.

Swiss company IQAir, which monitors the level of air pollution in the world, has published a report for 2020. According to the report, global air became cleaner in 2020. The pandemic has halted the work of many businesses and changed the life rhythm of the population. people began to travel less, use transport and reduced social activities.

IQAir has compiled a list of 106 countries, ranking them according to their level of air pollution. In first place is Bangladesh, the country with the highest pollution scores of 77.1. In last place is Puerto Rico, the country with the cleanest air: 3.7 points.

Canada ranked 97th with a score of 7.3 on the IQAir scale. Cleaner air can only be found in 9 countries: Iceland, New Zealand, Estonia and others.

The city with the cleanest air in Canada, according to IQAir, is St. Andrews in the province of New Brunswick.

By comparison, Russia ranked 86th, its pollution score almost a quarter higher than Canada's. Ukraine ranks 43rd, with a pollution score two and a half times higher than in Canada.

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