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Colossal air pollution with toxic gases was discovered in Kyiv: the streets were named

Katerina Belousova

Specialists analyzed 1,620 air samples

In the air of Kyiv during the week with August 14 to 19 an excess of the average daily maximum allowable concentrations of nitrogen dioxide by 4.2 times was found.

Compared to the previous week, the level of pollution by nitrogen dioxide, formaldehyde and sulfur dioxide has increased, according to the weekly report on air pollution from the Borys Sreznevsky Central Geophysical Observatory.

According to the data of the observatory, the exceeding of the maximum permissible concentration (MPC) in terms of the average daily content of nitrogen dioxide was:

  • in 2.5-4.2 times – on Demiivska, Halytska and Bessarabska squares, Obolonski and Beresteski avenues, Lesya Ukrainka boulevard, in the Hydropark area, Akademik Strazheska, Dovzhenka, Hetman Pavlo Polubotka, Inzhener Borodin, Kaunaska and Sklyarenko streets ;
  • no excesses were observed at 37 Nauky Ave. (in the area of ​​the meteorological station).

Exceeding the MPC by average daily content of sulfur dioxide:

  • by 1.0-1.8 times – on Demiivska, Bessarabska and Halytska squares, Obolonski and Beresteyska avenues, Lesya Ukrainka boulevard, in the Hydropark area, Akademik Strazheska, Oleksandr Dovzhenko, Hetman Pavlo Polubotka, Inzhener Borodin, Kaunaska and Semyon Sklyarenko streets ;
  • no excesses were observed at 37 Nauky Ave. (in the area of ​​the meteorological station).

Exceeding the MPC by average daily formaldehyde content:

  • 1.5-2.9 times – on Demiivska, Bessarabska and Halytska squares, Nauka, Obolonski and Beresteyska avenues, Lesya Ukrainka boulevard, in the Hydropark district, Akademik Strazheska, Dovzhenka, Hetman Pavla Polubotka, Kaunaska and Sklyarenko streets.

Specialists of the observatory selected and analyzed 1620 atmospheric air samples from 16 stationary posts.

As reported by EcoPolitics earlier, car washes in Kyiv illegally crash into rainwater collectors and river collectors and contaminate river basins with impurities.

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