On the 23th of January, early in the morning the buildings of the Hungarian capital disappeared in the gray air. Other cities of Hungary such as Miskolc, Pécs, Nyíregyháza and Salgótarján also have air pollution problems. In the mentioned cities smog alert issued due to the high concentration of airborne dust particles.
The National Centre for Public Health has declared a red alert for 17 localities after concentrations of particulate matter (PM10) in the air exceed what is considered to be a safe level.
City of Salgótarján in the gray
In Budapest, the motoric traffic is under limitation and the police oversee the traffic during the smog alert. István Tarlós, recommends that the population to use public transport in favour of private cars if possible and avoid idling cars.
It is advised to not to open the windows and go out to the “fresh air” for those who has asthma, catarrh, or other kind of pulmonary diseases.
photos: 444.hu; Péter Komka / MTI