Residents of the suburban parts of Belgrade, from Zemun to Ovča, have been breathing very polluted air this morning, because the level of air pollution in these neighbourhoods is currently the highest in Serbia.
In the last 24 hours, almost 43 percent of the population of Serbia was affected by extremely poor air quality.
According to AirVisual, with an air quality index of 162, which means “unhealthy” air, Belgrade is currently the sixth most polluted city in the world.
On average, air pollution accumulates on the outskirts of the capital, which is confirmed by the measuring instruments of the State Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA).
Very polluted air
Namely, highly polluted air was recorded in Borča with 151 micrograms per cubic meter of PM2.5 particles, followed by Ovča with 133 micrograms, Ugrinovačka with 125 micrograms, Obrenovac with 120 micrograms and Zemun with 113 micrograms per cubic meter PM2.5 particles.
In regard to other cities in Serbia, according to SEPA data, highly polluted air is measured in Pančevo (140 micrograms) and Novi Pazar (114 micrograms per cubic meter of PM2.5 particles), while the rest of Serbia, i.e. more than 35 measuring stations have recorded polluted air.
The SEPA criteria prescribe that the annual average limit value of PM2.5 particles in Serbia should be 25 micrograms per cubic meter, which was exceeded more than five times in Borča this morning.
(Biznis i Finansije, 01.02.2024)
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