The air quality in the cities of Budapest, Kecskemét and Nyíregyháza has deteriorated to unhealthy levels, a post on the chief medical officer’s Facebook page said on Saturday.
In 15 other cities and towns, concentrations of particles in the air exceed what is considered to be a safe level, the statement said. Those alerts have been issued in Debrecen, Dunaújváros, Eger, Hernádszurdok, Miskolc, Pécs, Putnok, Sajószentpéter, Szeged, Szolnok, Szombathely, Tokol, Vác, Várpalota and Veszprém.
It added that in certain places the concentration of nitrogen dioxide in the air also exceeds what is considered to be a safe level.
The National Public Health Centre has asked residents of the cities in question to use public transport instead of their cars.
It recommends that the most vulnerable groups should avoid outdoor physical activity and spend less time outdoors overall.
As we wrote on October, the hiding canals of Óbuda Gasworks came into sight, due to the Danube’s low water levels. It is possible that several poisonous substances have been coming out of these canals, but nobody has done anything to prevent them. Experts of Greenpeace examined the water to find out how bad the situation is. Hint: very bad. Read more HERE.