Niš more polluted than Beijing?

Judging by the latest results on air pollution in Serbia, Niš is more polluted than Beijing in the annual average value of PM 2.5 particles. According to the official results, the level of the PM particles in Niš is 47, while in Beijing, it is 42.6, writes Startit.

PM 2.5 particles are breathable particles that, after inhalation, penetrate the finest and deepest structures of the respiratory tract (alveoli). This parameter has been monitored by the local network of measuring stations in nine cities.

The annual average value was lower than the maximum value only in Kikinda and Šabac. The highest annual average values were recorded in Veliki Crljeni (38.60 µg / m3) and Niš (47.00 µg / m3). Of the 26 towns, where the PM 10 particle concentrations are monitored, 11 of them have the annual average values above the limit.

The analysis of changes in the levels of air pollution by sulphur dioxide compared to the previous year shows that there was an increase in concentrations in Bor, Veliki Crljeni (municipality of Lazarevac), Kraljevo, Lazarevac and Obrenovac, while in Belgrade, Vranje, Zaječar, Zvečan, Jagodina, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kruševac, Smederevo, Sremska Mitrovica, Trstenik and Ćuprija the levels are lower. In most of the cities, the concentrations in 2019 were the same as in 2018.

The increasing trend of sulfur dioxide pollution has been observed in Elemir, Zrenjanin and Šabac. Until 2018, the 10-year pollution trend has been decreasing, while the values measured in 2019 showed a growing trend. Air pollution with sulfur dioxide in Zrenjanin, Elemir and Šabac has recorded a linear growth trend, while the trend of pollution in Smederevo has slightly increased after several years of a downward trend.

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From the analysis of the variations in the level of air pollution from smoke compared to the previous year, we can see that, in 11 of the 36 cities, there was an increase in concentrations, namely in Valjevo, Gornji Milanovac, Jagodina, Kraljevo, Niš, Niška Banja, Sevojno, Senta, Smederevo, Čačak and Šabac, while in Belgrade, Elemir, Zaječar, Zvečan, Zrenjanin, Ivanjica, Kosovska Mitrovica, Pančevo, Sremska Mitrovica and Trstenik, there was less pollution. In the remaining cities, the concentrations are equal to those of 2018.

(Blic, 25.08.2020)


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