Moravia-Silesia affected by smog
Air pollution in the Moravia-Silesia region has worsened, the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute reported. The amount of dust particles in the air now twice exceeds permitted levels at all monitoring stations in the region. Moravia and Silesia are one of Europe’s most polluted regions due to heavy industry located on both sides of the Czech-Polish border. Air pollution is a problem especially in the winter months, when the situation is aggravated by coal heating.