Authorities deploy water-spraying drones in Asian air pollution crisis

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Government authorities in Asia have received help from water-spraying drones to improve air quality, as millions of people continue to be exposed to “significant” levels of pollution.

According to the World Health Organisation, 92% of the population in the Asia Pacific region are exposed to levels of air pollution that pose a significant risk to their health.

As a result of this, public anger is on the rise and authorities are increasingly looking for new methods to tackle the crisis.

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In a bid to decrease the issue, authorities have deployed drones which will shoot out water, the water will then stick to pollutants in the air and bring them to the ground.

However, this method has been criticised for having little effect and being a plaster-type solution that doesn’t stop the problem at its roots.

In previous efforts, the Bangkok government also deployed a fleet of water-dispensing drones to tackle the murky haze which blanketed the city in January, alongside spraying overpasses with water and cloud seeding.

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