The Swedish news agency TT claims that Oslo was the city in Europe which had the poorest air quality on Monday. Norwegian professionals confirms that Oslo-the air was very polluted, but may not state that it was the very worst in Europe.
– No, it is not correct. But it is true that the air in Oslo is bad for the time, ” says research director Leonor Tarrasón at the Norwegian institute for air research (NILU) to Aftenposten.no.
- We have still air and inversion, it means, among other things, that hot air rises up and settles like a lid over the cold air closer to the ground. There will be no wind as the air vent out. On Monday, we still have the particles from the nyttårsaftens fireworks in the air. But there are other cities in Europe that have equally bad air.
- Here you can get an overview of the air in many european cities.
– is there any way to talk about the quality of the air in an entire city, it varies the from gate to gate?
It is difficult. Air quality is measured in many places in the city, and one problem could be taking one result, from the target point where the conditions are worst, and presents that the city’s air, ” says Tarrasón.
Right now the conditions special in Oslo, but so special, they can be several times in the course of a winter. And it helps little that they can be even worse in other places.
Right now, conditions are bad, but in general, I will not say that Oslo-the air is bad. We are not at the bottom compared with other european cities, but we are also not at the top.We located a place in the middle of the field, ” says Tarrasón.
Bad air in many places
NTB writes that the air quality in several cities in the South and Eastern regions on Monday were at a toxic level. Nilu’s monitoring stations show that the air quality was on the red level in Oslo, Drammen, Fredrikstad and Grenland.
It means that health risks are assessed as significant. Children with respiratory complaints such as asthma, and adults with serious heart, vessels or respiratory disease should reduce outdoor activity and not to reside in the most contaminated areas.
the chief sources of pollution in Norwegian cities is emissions from transport and wood-burning.