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Smog. Air quality in Poland today is the worst in Europe

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Compared to Europe, the air quality in Poland was the worst on Friday morning – according to data from the Airly website. Pollution levels were “extremely high” at selected measurement stations. The IQair ranking also shows that in the morning Kraków was among the top six places with the worst air in the world.

IN Kalwaria Zebrzydowska in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, the Airly CAQI index (which takes into account, among others, the concentration of PM1, PM2.5 and PM10 dust) was 135. This means that the level of pollution was “extremely high”. The concentration of PM2.5 dust there was 186 µg/m3, and PM10 dust 258 µg/m3. This means that the daily norms indicated by WHO were exceeded by 12.39 and 5.72 times, respectively.


As of Friday at 10 a.m., “extremely high” air pollution also occurred in Brody (Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Wadowice County; Airly CAQI 135) and Chybie (Silesian Voivodeship, Cieszyn County; Airly CAQI 133).

Air quality in Poland and in the world

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Apart from Poland, nowhere in Europe has the air quality been described as “extremely bad”. High concentrations of pollutants were recorded in Zagreb, Croatia. The remaining cities on the continent had good or average air quality.

Globally, the worst air quality was recorded in the capital of India, Delhi – according to the ranking of the IQair website. Further places in the inglorious ranking were taken by: Lahore in Pakistan, Chengdu in China, Baghdad in Iran and Beijing. He was in sixth place Cracow. The top ten also included Shenyang (China), Kabul (Afghanistan), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Karachi (Pakistan). IQ uses the AQI index to determine the level of pollution, measuring primarily the level of suspended dust PM2.5 and PM10.

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Air quality in Europe. Friday 8/12 at 10airly.org

Air quality in Europe. Friday 8/12 at 10airly.org

According to data from the Chief Inspectorate of Environmental Protection, throughout last year the worst air in Poland was in Nowa Ruda. The daily PM10 dust concentration limit was exceeded 95 times there. Also on the podium were Sucha Beskidzka and Pszczyna. Further places in the ranking were taken by: Żywiec, New marketplaceNowy Sącz, Wodzisław Śląski, Nowe Miasto Lubawskie, Radomsko and Zduńska Wola.

Main photo source: TVN24/airly.org

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