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The content of poisonous gases in the air exceeded 4 times in Kyiv

Katerina Belousova

1440 air samples were analyzed in the observatory

In the air in Kyiv for a week from August 28 to September 2 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 observatory, the exceedance of the maximum permissible concentration (MPC) for the average daily content of nitrogen dioxide was:

  • 1.3-4.4 times – on Demiivska and Bessarabska squares, Nauka, Obolonski and Beresteyski 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:

  • 1.2-1.9 times – on Demiivska and Bessarabska squares, Obolonski and Beresteyski avenues, Lesya Ukrainka boulevard, in the Hydropark area, Akademik Strazheska, Oleksandr Dovzhenka, 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:

  • 1.2-3.1 times – on Demiivska and Bessarabska squares, Nauka, Obolonski and Beresteyski avenues, Lesya Ukrainka boulevard, in the Hydropark area, Akademika Strazheska, Dovzhenka, Hetman Pavla Polubotka, Kaunaska and Sklyarenko streets .

Specialists of the observatory selected and analyzed 1440 atmospheric air samples from 16 stationary stations.

As EcoPolitic reported earlier, in Kyiv, in the Mikilsky forest, local residents found a lot of old clothes, household garbage, car tires and even the cigarettes of homeless people.

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