Researchers from Colorado State University in the United States (USA) found that the Southern Ocean surrounding the Antarctic Continent was the cleanest air in the world as a result of long studies.

According to the research published in the official journal of the US Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Southern Ocean surrounding the Continent of Antarctica is the region with the cleanest air in the world. Also known as the Antarctic Ocean, the body of water is the fourth largest and last defined ocean in the world.

The underlying position of the Southern Ocean is that it has the least human impact. Scientists, who examined the composition of biroaerosol in the Southern Ocean, found that microparticles released into the nature by human influence in the region are much less than in other areas.

It has been determined that the microparticles released into the nature under the influence of people in the Southern Ocean are less than other areas.

Aerosols and air suspended gases, which means the dispersion of small solid particles or liquid droplets in the gas, are the leading factors causing air pollution. But the researchers say that the Southern Ocean and Antarctic Continent, which are far from human life, are relatively unaffected by this pollution.

Stating that they use the airborne bacteria as a ‘diagnostic tool’ to extract the features of the sub-atmosphere, the research team states that the region remains untouched and has not deteriorated. Considered as the fifth ocean in the world by the International Hydrographic Organization in 2000, the Southern Ocean has a length of 21,000 kilometers.

The Southern Ocean, which surrounds the Antarctic Continent, is known as the fourth largest and last defined ocean in the world.

Air pollution caused by various activities of people adversely affects the life on earth. Research; Fossil fuels used in industry, industry and warming show that the destruction of forests has increased the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by 5 percent.

According to the data of the World Health Organization (WHO), which we often hear because of the coronavirus outbreak, seven million people die every year due to air pollution related diseases. Air pollution, which is said to increase the risk of many diseases including heart disease, stroke and lung cancer, still continues to be a global public health crisis.


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