Smog alert in Budapest
Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu wrote that according to the Budapest Mayor’s Office the daily average result of particulate matter (PM10) exceeded the information threshold by 10 measurement points on Saturday and by 11 measurement points on Sunday.
Information threshold means that a level of air pollution is reached or exceeded. This level’s short-term impact poses a threat to the population’s particularly sensitive groups, such as children, the elderly and chronic patients. In this case, more people are turning to doctors because of asthma and bronchitis, and the number of cardiovascular diseases increase as well.
So the people belonging to the mainly endangered groups are recommended to avoid areas affected by major motor vehicle traffic. In addition they should not open the windows and be outdoors, szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu wrote.
Increased air pollution was measured in Debrecen and Miskolc, too. According to the data of the National Center for Public Health (OKK), air quality is dangerous in Kazincbarcika, Sajószentpéteri, Miskolc, Debrecen and Nyíregyháza. In addition, the organization classified the air of Budapest, Vác, Hernádszurdok, Oszlár and Eger unhealthy.
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