How polluted is Albania? – WB: Tirana better than the region. Korça with alarming levels
A number of studies say that air pollution plays a crucial role in the spread of Sars-cov-2 virus pandemic. In a recent report on the impact of covid-19 on air pollution in the Western Balkans, the World Bank underscores this, noting that with the arrival of winter and increased pollution during the coldest season of the year, we can see powerful pandemic outbreaks in the Western Balkans.
Tirana turns out to be the city with the lowest air pollution in the region, compared to other capitals such as Skopje, Podgorica, Sarajevo or Belgrade, while Pristina is not analyzed. Air pollution in this case is measured by the level of PM2.5 particles, which are mainly the product of factories, pollution from cars or wood burning.
Among Albanian cities, Korça appears to be the most polluted, even above the allowed limit of the Union European particle PM2.5. This is justified by the fact that relatively cold temperatures during the winter months encourage the use of coal and wood for heating, which causes a significantly higher pollution.
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