Out of the 20 most air polluted European cities-5 are in UK: 5 UK cities are part of the 20 areas in Europe with the most elevated amounts of nitrogen dioxide (NO2).

This is on the authority of a current survey by the cleantech business Airly, as they suggest Newcastle-upon-Tyne has scored second on the list with 17.05 points throughout May according to the European Common Air Quality Index (CAQI).

The report insists that the dangerous annual level of average CAQI NO2 is 20 & for particulate matter (PM) is 10.

In Romania, Cluj-Napoca with 17.53 is on top in the NO2 concentration on the list that also involves Leeds at number 9, Edinburgh in the 11th place, Dundee in number 15, followed up  by London in 16 & Slough, Windsor at number 18th.

According to data caught by sensors & containing cities with a population of over 100,000 people, the research additionally discovered that almost half of the top 20 cities with dense PM are located in Spain.

The Italian city, Naples was the leader with CAQI PM 23.91 documented in May.

Wiktor Warchałowski, Airly Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder said: “People need to change their habits especially with the use of cars and local authorities need to start by monitoring the problem then put in place appropriate policies to manage problem hotspots.”

Out of the 20 most air polluted European cities-5 are in UK

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