Air quality has deteriorated across Hungary due to a high concentration of airborne particulates, the National Public Health Centre (NNK) said on Saturday.
The National Public Health Centre (NNK) declared air quality to be “dangerous” in Kazincbarcika, Sajószentpéter, Nyíregyháza and Dorog.
Air quality is “unhealthy” in Budapest, Százhalombatta, Tatabánya, Várpalota, Putnok, Miskolc, Oszlár and Debrecen, NNK said.
Concentrations of particulate matter (PM10) in the air are near the threshold for hazardous classification mainly in the north-eastern parts of the country, it said.
NNK has advised vulnerable groups such as children, people suffering from respiratory diseases and the elderly in those localities to spend less time outdoors as the effects of the air pollution level can be dangerous for them.