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Air quality deteriorates to unhealthy levels in two Hungarian cities

Air quality deteriorates to unhealthy levels in two Hungarian cities

The air quality in the cities of Dunaújváros and Szeged has deteriorated to unhealthy levels, Hungary’s national environmental health institute (OKI) said on Saturday.

In ten other cities and towns — Budapest, Győr, Pécs, Százhalombatta, Szekesfehérvár, Szolnok, Szombathely, Tököl, Vác and Várpalota — concentrations of particulate matter (PM10) in the air exceed what is considered to be a safe level, OKI said.

The institute said on Friday that PM10 concentrations in those cities exceeded the daily limit set by the European Commission.

The effects of the air pollution level in these cities can be dangerous for vulnerable groups such as children, people suffering from a chronic illness and the elderly, OKI added.

Source: MTI

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