Belgrade still among the most polluted capitals in the world

In addition to the coronavirus contagion, there is another problem that will make you wear a face mask. On Saturday night, the Serbian capital ranked 10th in the world for air pollution, and yesterday the situation was even worse since Belgrade ranked 5th in the world as one of the most polluted capitals in Europe, according to Air Visual.

Yesterday, the level of atmospheric pollution was considered dangerous for vulnerable groups, especially at the measuring point in the town’s historic centre.

When the situation with the pollution is this bad, experts advise that physically active children and adults, and people with heart and respiratory diseases such as asthma, should avoid being outdoors for an extended period of time. In particular, children should limit their stay outdoors, and it is necessary to reduce their activities that are accompanied by rapid and deep breathing.

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In addition to Belgrade, where high percentages of PM 2.5 particles were recorded, severe pollution was also recorded in Novi Sad, Smederevo, Sombor, as well as in Valjevo, albeit to a lesser extent.

One of the reasons could be the arrival of cold days and the massive use of wood and coal for heating, which are considered one of the main causes of air pollution.

What is even more worrying now is that Belgrade is again blacklisted on the Air Visual website. Namely, the Serbian capital currently ranks 5th in the world in terms of air pollution.

The most polluted is currently the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, followed by New Delhi in India, the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur Sultan, and Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia.

(Blic, 11.10.2020)


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