Smog from fires in Siberia can kill animals — Greenpeace

Significant excess in the air of maximum allowable concentrations of pollutants (MPC) from fires in Siberia can cause mass death of birds and animals, told RIA Novosti the head of the energy program of the environmental organization Greenpeace Russia Vladimir Chuprov.

"Let us remember the heat and smoke in the summer of 2010 in Moscow. Then was mass death of pigeons, because smoke is extremely serious negative impact on their bodies and in particular the immune system of birds. The same thing could happen in Siberia. Significant excess in the air MPC , sobenno for carbon dioxide may lead to mass deaths of birds and wildlife species, "- he told RIA Novosti.

Siberia were covered with smog from forest fires. The total area of forest fires only in the Tomsk region for the last day increased by 8.5% to Friday morning 8.5 thousand hectares. The region reported 34 forest fires in 11 districts. Tomsk is shrouded in dense smoke and carbon monoxide in the air exceeds the rate in half.

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