Air quality worsens in Moravia-Silesia

17-11-2010

Air quality in the region of Moravia-Silesia worsened on Wednesday morning with the concentration of dust particles reaching double the daily limit of 50 micrograms per square metre in some areas. The situation followed a worsening a day earlier and only improved on Wednesday afternoon. All the same, the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute is warning smog may continue to increase in the region. It may implement measures limiting, for example, factory production or transport, in the need to cut emissions. A decision by the institute could be taken on Thursday. People with breathing difficulties or heart problems, and children and seniors in areas where particles reached double, the limit have been warned to avoid physical exertion outdoors.