Air pollution with formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide increases in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

Meanwhile, the level of sulphur dioxide has declined in the capital’s air
14:42, 1 April 2021

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The level of air pollution with formaldehyde and nitrogen dioxide has increased in Kyiv in comparison with the previous week; while the level of sulphur dioxide has declined as the State Service on Food Safety and Consumer Protection in Kyiv reported.

According to the predictions of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Centre, the upcoming meteorological conditions will not facilitate the dispersal of harmful impurities in the surface layer of the atmosphere.

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According to the observations at the static posts of the Central Geophysical Observatory, from March 23 up to March 30, 2021, the exceedance of the accepting limit of harmful impurities was observed at Bessarabska Square, Peremohy Avenue, Peremohy Square and Demiivka Square, Vatslav Havel Boulevard in Kyiv.

The sources of formaldehyde and nitrogen dioxide are transport, plants and factories, and combustion materials. Both agents negatively influence the body of humans and might cause irritation of mucosa and skin.

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As we reported, Ukraine was ranked eighth in Europe and 43rd in the world in terms of air pollution in 2020. In particular, among the world's capitals, Kyiv was ranked 39th in terms of air pollution by small particles.


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