TOP-10 cities of Ukraine with the most poisonous air

TOP-10 cities of Ukraine with the most poisonous air

Katerina Belousova

The greatest increase in the level of air pollution was found in Vinnytsia and Zaporizhzhia

In the first half of 2023, a high level of air pollution was detected in 9 cities of Ukraine, namely in Dnipro, Kamiansk, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Lviv, Zaporizhzhia and Lutsk.

Formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide, phenol, hydrogen fluoride, carbon monoxide and suspended matter (dust) became the main pollutants, according to the report on the state of pollution of the natural environment from the Central Geophysical Observatory named after Boris Sreznevsky.

It is noted that compared to the same period in 10 cities, the level of pollution, according to the comprehensive index of atmospheric pollution (CIPA), decreased. The greatest decrease in pollution levels was found in Kamiansk, Kryvyi Rih, Odesa and Chernivtsi.

The report emphasized that the greatest increase in the level of air pollution was found in Vinnytsia and Zaporizhzhia.

TOP-10 cities with the most polluted air:

  1. Dnipro – KIZA 10.7;
  2. Kamianske – 10.2;
  3. Odesa, Mykolaiv – 9.5;
  4. Kyiv – 8.1;
  5. Vinnytsia – 7.7;
  6. Lviv – 7.4;
  7. Zaporozhye, Lutsk – 7.3;
  8. Amounts – 6.8;
  9. Kremenchuk – 6.7.
  10. Cherkasy – 6.2.

The second ten cities with the worst air were:

  • Kryvyi Rih – 6.1;
  • Poltava, Rivne – 5.6;
  • Uzhgorod – 5.5;
  • Bila Tserkva – 4.5;
  • Zhytomyr – 4.1;
  • Ternopil – 3.9;
  • Chernihiv, Ukrainka – 3.6;
  • Kropyvnytskyi – 3.5;
  • Alexandria – 3.4;
  • Ivano-Frankivsk – 3.3.

It is worth noting that in 2022 the TOP-10 cities with the most polluted air included:

  • Odesa – 14.2;
  • Kamianske – 12.8;
  • Dnipro – 11.9;
  • Mariupol – 10.2;
  • Mykolaiv – 10.0;
  • Kryvyi Rih – 8.8;
  • Lutsk – 8.0;
  • Kyiv – 7.6;
  • Kremenchuk – 7.1;
  • Kherson, Lviv – 7.0.

As EcoPolitic reported earlier, residents of Zaporozhye demand to force polluting enterprises to adjust their work during adverse weather conditions in order to reduce air pollution.

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