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RCB Alert. Smog. Low air quality. Warnings have been issued

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Residents of the Lesser Poland, Opole and Silesian voivodeships received information about the possible exceedance of daily PM10 concentration standards there. Some of them have been issued an RCB alert.

Due to poor air quality, residents of the Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Krapkowice and Kraków counties Krakow and Nowy Sącz, RCB alerts were sent. It is recommended to avoid “outdoor activities”.

Difficult situation in Małopolska

Air pollution remains high in Małopolska already the third day. On Friday, the third, highest level of air pollution threat was announced in Kraków, Nowy Sącz and the Krakow district. The concentration of PM10 suspended dust in the air there may exceed 150 µg/m6. This is three times more than the daily standard in Poland (50 µg/m6).

The second level of air pollution threat was determined for Tarnów and the following counties: Chrzanów, Nowy Targ, Oświęcim, Sucha, Wadowice and Wieliczka. The concentration of PM10 there may exceed 100 µg/m3. The first level of threat applies to the following poviats: Bochnia, Brzeg, Dąbrowa, Gorlice, Limanowa, Miechów, Myślenice, Olkusz, Proszowice, Tarnów and Tatra. There, the level of PM10 in the air may exceed 50 µg/m3.

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Air pollution in Silesia

Notifications about the risk of exceeding the PM10 concentration standards in the air were also issued by environmental services in the central and southern parts of the Silesian Voivodeship. The second level of air pollution threat applies to: GliwiceZabrze, BytomPiekary Śląskie, Ruda Śląska, Świętochłowice, Katowice, Chorzów, Mysłowice, Siemianowice Śląskie, Tychy, Rybnik, Żory, Jastrzębie-Zdrój and Bielsko-Biała. It also includes the following counties: Gliwice, Tarnowskie Góry, Bieruńsko-Lędziński, Racibórz, Rybnik, Mikołów, Wodzisław, Pszczyna, Bielsko, Cieszyn and Żywiec.

Very poor air quality has been recorded in many places in Silesia in recent days. On Wednesday, according to data from the Chief Inspectorate of Environmental Protection, the average daily concentration of PM10 suspended dust in Bielsko-Biała was 111 µg/m3. In Goczalkowice-Zdrój it was 107 µg/m3, in Katowice 109 µg/m3, and in Żywiec 105 µg/m3.

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Dangerous suspended dustPAP/Maria Samczuk, Adam Ziemienowicz

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