Air pollution levels dangerously high in three regions

Meteorologists declared a smog alert for the region of Central Bohemia in the early hours of Wednesday where air pollution exceeded the permitted levels two days in a row. High levels of smog were registered in the towns of Kladno, Beroun and Mladá Boleslav. People with chronic lung-related problems and heart condition as well as elderly people and children have been recommended to limit outdoor physical activities. The authorities have also appealed to drivers to reduce their travels, one of the major factors behind the increased pollution levels. Meanwhile in the Moravian-Silesian region, airborne dust concentration levels were measured on Thursday morning to be three times the normal limit, which is 50 micrograms per cubic meter. Meteorologists in the Olomouc region have also issued smog and air pollution warnings.

Author: Masha Volynsky