Czech Republic and Poland to cooperate in reducing air pollution

Czech Environment Minister Tomáš Chalupa and his visiting Polish counterpart Andrzej Kraszewski have signed a memorandum on reducing air pollution in the border regions. According to EU statistics, the air in Silesia’s border region is one of the most polluted on the continent, with air pollution limits exceeded nearly three times. The Czech Republic and Poland are developing a joint system for monitoring pollutants. The system will monitor primarily dust particles, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and selected organic substances that pose a risk to human health.