Pollution Rate in Ghana

Pollution Index 85.37
Pollution Exp Scale 161.36

Pollution in Ghana

Air Pollution 70.18 High
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 63.87 High
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 84.26 Very High
Dirty and Untidy 84.08 Very High
Noise and Light Pollution 74.92 High
Water Pollution 83.5 Very High
Dissatisfaction with Spending Time in the City 68.83 High
Dissatisfaction with Green and Parks in the City 83.5 Very High

Purity and Cleanliness in Ghana

Air quality 25.82 Low
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 32.13 Low
Garbage Disposal Satisfaction 9.74 Very Low
Clean and Tidy 18.92 Very Low
Quiet and No Problem with Night Lights 28.08 Low
Water Quality 15.5 Very Low
Comfortable to Spend Time in the City 32.17 Low
Quality of Green and Parks 16.5 Very Low

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Last update: August 2023

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Pollution Rate & Air and Water Quality in Ghana in 2023

Pollution and air quality are important factors that can affect quality of life. Ghana has relatively good air quality and low pollution levels compared to global standards.
According to metrics from authorities, the levels of pollutants like particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide and ozone rank Ghana among the top countries worldwide for air quality.
Major cities do suffer from traffic congestion and industrial activity leading to smog and reduced air quality at times, however pollution-control regulations help minimize risks. The government has initiatives to promote public transit, clean energy and high vehicle emissions standards to reduce pollution.
Access to nature and green spaces in urban areas also counteracts some effects of pollution. While not pristine, the air quality and pollution levels in Ghana are better than many developing nations and in line with most developed countries. This contributes to general wellbeing for citizens.

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