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NNK Reports Poor Air Quality in Budapest and Other Parts of Hungary

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.03.27.

Air quality has deteriorated across Hungary due to a high concentration of airborne particles, the National Public Health Centre (NNK) said on Saturday.

NNK declared air quality to be “dangerous” in Vác, near Budapest.

Air quality has deteriorated to unhealthy levels in Budapest, Kazincbarcika, Mosonmagyaróvár, Nyíregyháza, Putnok, Sajószentpéter and Tököl.

Concentrations of particles are also considered to be too high in fifteen other cities and towns, including Debrecen, Miskolc, Salgótarján, Győr, Sopron, Székesfehérvár and Szolnok, NNK said.

Forecasts show air quality is expected to improve in most parts of the country.

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On Friday, NNK advised vulnerable groups such as people suffering from respiratory problems in those cities to spend less time outdoors, as the effects of the air pollution level can be dangerous for them.

Featured photo illustration by Attila Balázs/MTI


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