A multiple excess of harmful substances was found in the air of Kyiv shutterstock

A multiple excess of harmful substances was found in the air of Kyiv

Katerina Belousova

In the next two or three days, the weather will not contribute to the dispersion of harmful impurities in the atmosphere

In the air of Kyiv during the week from May 30 to June 4, 2022, a significant excess of nitrogen dioxide and formaldehyde was detected.

Compared to the previous week, the level of pollution by particulate matter, sulfur dioxide decreased, formaldehyde more noticeably, and nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide slightly increased , says in weekly report on air pollution of the Boris Sreznevsky Central Geophysical Observatory.

According to Observatory of exceeding the maximum allowable concentration (MPC) for the average daily content of nitrogen dioxide last week amounted to:

  • 3.2-5.1 times on Victory and Demeevskaya squares, Victory Avenue, Akademika Strazhesko and Kaunasskaya streets;
  • 2.1-3.0 times on Obolonsky Prospekt, Lesia Ukrainka Boulevard, in the Hydropark area, Dovzhenko, Popudrenko and Sklyarenko streets,
  • no excesses were observed at 37, Nauki Avenue (near the meteorological site).

Excess MPC by average daily content formaldehyde:

  • 3.0-3.7 times on Pobeda and Demeevskaya squares, Lesya Ukrainka boulevard, Akademika Strazhesko, Dovzhenko and Sklyarenko streets;
  • 1.3-2.9 times on Nauka, Pobeda and Obolonsky avenues, in the Hydropark area, Popudrenko and Kaunasskaya streets.

Other excesses MPC by average daily content :

  • suspended solids - 1.0-1.1 times on Victory Square, Victory Avenue (Svyatoshino metro area), Kaunasskaya Street;
  • carbon monoxide - 1.0-1.7 times on Demeevskaya Square, Pobedy Avenue, in the Hydropark area, Akademik Strazhesko streets (intersection with Vaclav Havel Boulevard), Inzhener Borodin and Semen Sklyarenko;

During the week, experts at 16 stationary posts selected and analyzed 1,472 atmospheric air samples.

"According to the forecasts of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center, clear weather is expected in the next two to three days, without precipitation, with elevated temperatures, which will not contribute to the dispersion of harmful impurities in the atmosphere," the article warned.

As reported EcoPolitica before, in Kyiv recorded multiple excess of MPC in the atmospheric air with harmful substances, in particular, formaldehyde and nitrogen dioxide.

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