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Air pollution increases to alarming levels in Kosovo

By   /   17/01/2017  /   Comments Off on Air pollution increases to alarming levels in Kosovo

Air pollution in Kosovo as a result of thermal power stations and fire chimneys continues to be a concern for the citizens of Kosovo.

Citizens complain of air pollution, while they demand authorities to take urgent measures in order to improve the situation.

Kosovo’s Hydro Meteorological Institute has announced the results of the automatic monitoring of air quality pointing out that in the recent days, the levels of PM10 have exceeded permitted levels.

“The daily permitted rate is 50 ug/m3, while these days, the maximum value was registered on 13.01.2017 at 93.5 ug/m3. In other days these values have been lower”, declared the Hydro Meteorological Institute of Kosovo.

Several weeks ago, Kosovo’s National Public Health Institute has demanded from competent authorities to take urgent measures in order to improve air quality.

Experts of this institute had warned that “if urgent measures were not taken, there would be negative effects in damaging people’s health and the rise of death rates from cardio-vascular and respiratory diseases”. /balkaneu.com/

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