Moravia and Silesia plagued by air pollution
Air pollution is reported to have worsened severely in Moravia and Silesia in the past 24 hours with the concentration of dust particles exceeding permitted norms at all monitoring stations in the regions. The authorities are watching the situation closely and may ask big industrial firms to scale down production. The problem is also aggravated by coal heating which is widespread in the area. Moravia and Silesia have a persisting problem with air pollution in the winter months and there are medical studies proving that this is affecting the health of the population including newborns.