Kavadarci is breathing hard tonight, polluted also in Bitola, Lisice, Strumica

Air pollution in Skopje / Photo: EPA-EFE / GEORGI LICOVSKI

Tonight, the air in Kavadarci is the most polluted compared to other cities across the country with a measured 226 mg/m3, which means a 4-fold increase in PM10 particles in the air from the permitted level (50mg/m3).

It is followed by Bitola with a measured 179 mg/m3, Kichevo with 176 mg/m3 and Skopje's Lisice with 165 mg/m3.

Slightly less polluted, but deep in the red parameters are Strumica with 164 and Gostivar 151 mg/m3 measured.

photo: Screenshot air.moepp.gov.mk

Otherwise, PM10 and PM2.5 particles are considered very harmful to the human body. Toxic air caused around 250.000 deaths across the European Union in 2021, the European Environment Agency (EEA) announced.

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