Pollution Rate in Zambia

Pollution Index 81.9
Pollution Exp Scale 144.55

Pollution in Zambia

Air Pollution 54.88 Moderate
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 70.42 High
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 85.21 Very High
Dirty and Untidy 81.95 High
Noise and Light Pollution 70.22 High
Water Pollution 93.74 Very High
Dissatisfaction with Spending Time in the City 77.17 High
Dissatisfaction with Green and Parks in the City 63.84 High

Purity and Cleanliness in Zambia

Air quality 41.12 Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 28.58 Low
Garbage Disposal Satisfaction 12.79 Very Low
Clean and Tidy 23.05 Low
Quiet and No Problem with Night Lights 25.78 Low
Water Quality 7.26 Very Low
Comfortable to Spend Time in the City 18.83 Low
Quality of Green and Parks 36.16 Low

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Last update: August 2023

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Pollution Rate & Air and Water Quality in Zambia in 2023

Pollution and air quality are important factors that can affect quality of life. Zambia 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 Zambia 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 Zambia are better than many developing nations and in line with most developed countries. This contributes to general wellbeing for citizens.

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