Anti-pollution measures remain in place amid worsening air quality, informs Health Ministry


Anti-pollution measures in Skopje remain in place in days when fine particulate matter peaks, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday. The measures were adopted at the end of 2023, after the PM10 particle alert threshold at two measuring stations in Skopje was exceeded.

Skopje ranked 19 on Thursday according to air pollution on the list of the IQAir (World Air Quality Index) platform.

According to the concentration of PM particles in the air, measured at 11 a.m. local time, staying outdoors is not recommended for people with sensitive health.

Furthermore, the recommendations remain to all legal entities – employers, to release pregnant women, people over 60 years of age, as well as people with chronic asthma, previous myocardial infarction or stroke, regardless of age, from their work duties, with the recommendation of a family doctor, to reorganize working hours and for people working outdoors to work from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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