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‘Edge of the World’ near Australia has cleanest air on the planet

‘Edge of the World’ near Australia has cleanest air on the planet

London: A remote place near the north-western tip of Tasmania offers the cleanest air on the Earth, reports BBC.

The report is based on air quality measuring by a station that focuses on the availability of cleanest air on the planet.

Cape Grim, the peninsula is near the north-western tip of Tasmania, near Australia, sits far away from the bustling intrusion of urban life.

The discovery comes just as life in cities is increasingly becoming unhealthy from peaking levels of air pollution.

The air in Cape Grim remains unsullied by smoke from vehicles and other sources of pollution.

Few people travel to Cape Grim which is famously known as "Edge of the World".

‘The strong westerly winds that buffet the Cape Grim air monitoring station have travelled thousands of kilometres over the icy Southern Ocean, making air measured here some of the cleanest in the world,’ BBC reported quoting Dr Ann Stavert, senior research scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

The gusts in the region often reach up to 180 kmph, carrying ‘unspoiled air from Antarctica’.

Stavert said that about 30% of the air reaching the region is not influenced by local atmospheric sources.

Other places with clean air include Mauna Loa station in Hawaii, Macquarie Island, Casey Station in Antarctica and the Svalbard town of Ny-Alesund, according to the report.

As air pollution is getting to hazardous levels, scientists, policymakers, and activists are working to reduce emissions from industrial and transportation sources.

Clean air is as important as clean drinking water for health and well-being of all organisms.

Earlier Sydney Morning Herald reported in 2016 that Australian entrepreneurs began selling in China bottled air sourced from places including the Blue Mountains, Bondi Beach and Tasmania.

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