Smog in Poland continues despite COVID slowdown

Warsaw shrouded in smog (phot. Radek Kołakowski)
Warsaw shrouded in smog (phot. Radek Kołakowski)

Despite the fact that many people in Poland are quarantined at home to limit the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the country continues to experience harmful levels of smog in certain areas.

In Krakow, levels of PM 2.5 (dangerous smog particles) have reached around 300% of the recommended limit even during the shutdown, with areas around it recording even higher levels – such as 460% in Januszowice.

Why has smog remained so bad? In fact, people staying home all the time might be part of the problem, as coal-burning home furnaces are one of the biggest contributors to air pollution. Krakow officials have officially banned such furnaces and have replaced many, but several thousand still remain. Meanwhile, they remain legal and common in other Polish cities.

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  • January 14, 2021 at 8:54 am

    In South Asia,nations are using COVID,to serve their nefarious purposes

    Take India,as a sample

    The disaster of the Indian army at Galwan and the loss of land to the PLA,is not in the Indian Public memory, any more.The media has made a diversion,to COVID

    The GOI has introduced 3 Agri bills,via an ORDINANCE,in the COVID era

    The GOI has cancelled all trains (due to COVID),to ensure that farmers who protested the 3 agri bills,cannot reach Delhi and stall,the Republic Day Parade

    The Indian GDP has fallen by 25% and 8%,in the last 2 quarters – but it is all blamed on COVID

    The Indian Banking system is busted (due to Indian cheats),and is blamed on COVID,and all the bank fraudsters will get a lifeline,due to COVID

    What disaster will occur on 26th January,2020,in India ?

    No one Knows ! dindooohindoo

    Will the world see Indian T-90 tanks or Indian tractors,and Indian buffalos (with the Indian Farmers in tow)

    Perhaps the PRC can give some advice,to the Indian Farmers,on collectives and cooperatives,in farming !


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