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Smog in Poland. Saturday 10/02. Check the air quality in your city

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Smog hangs over Poland. On Saturday evening, poor and unhealthy air quality was recorded in some towns, and in some places the standards were exceeded by over 400 percent. Check what kind of air you breathe.

SMOG SERVICE TVNMETEO.PL. CHECK THE AIR QUALITY IN YOUR CITY

According to data from 9 p.m., the worst, poor air quality in terms of PM10 dust was recorded in Nowa Ruda, where a value of 226 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3) was measured, i.e. 452 percent of the daily norm. In addition, residents were breathing air of unhealthy quality Livestock (123 µg/m3, i.e. 246% of the daily norm), Sucha Beskidzka (110 µg/m3, i.e. 220% of the daily norm) i Short (104 µg/m3, i.e. 208% of the daily norm). Average air quality was also recorded at many measuring stations.

In the case of PM2.5 dust, the worst air quality was recorded in Low, where a value of 89 µg/m3 was recorded, i.e. 356%. daily norm. Poor air quality was also recorded in Skarżysko-Kamienna (87 µg/m3, i.e. 348% of the daily norm), Kłodzko (87 µg/m3, i.e. 348% of the daily norm) i Zamość (85 µg/m3, i.e. 340% of the daily norm). Moreover, the air quality at numerous stations turned out to be unhealthy and average.

When the air quality is good

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We talk about good quality air when the concentration of harmful dust does not exceed:

  • in the case of PM10 dust – 50 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3);
  • in the case of PM2.5 dust – 25 µg/m3.

Sources of PM10 dust emissionsPolish Smog Alert

What is PM10

PM10 is a mixture of particles suspended in the air with a diameter not exceeding 10 micrometers. Its occurrence is related, among other things, to the combustion processes of solid and liquid fuels.

What is PM2.5

PM2.5 is a mixture of particles suspended in the air with a diameter not exceeding 2.5 micrometers. According to the World Health Organization, it is the most harmful atmospheric pollutant to humans. It reaches not only the respiratory system, but also the circulatory system. It stays in our body much longer.

Maria Samczuk, Adam Ziemienowicz/PAP

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