The air pollution in Athens reached frightening figures. And in the summer and winter in the city you can watch a real smog. Its appearance is attributed to the fact that during the crisis the citizens to heat their homes began to use lower-quality and environmentally friendly fuels.
For example, the increasing popularity began to use conventional wood. As the recent measurements of harmful air suspensions in Athens is 150 mg/m3. This is three times higher than the permissible values. Particularly deplorable situation appears in the northern and western suburbs of Athens, and now he could, from time to time covering the ancient city, is very similar to a thick industrial haze that comes from old motors still converted cars and buses.
Athens authorities are extremely concerned about this state of the air, as has long been known that small particles of soot and other harmful health effects of suspensions of citizens and more and more cases of respiratory disease. Because Athens surrounded by mountains, and through the wind is extremely rare, smog in the capital of Greece could be weeks. Management understands that the difficult financial situation has led to the use of cheap fuel, and knows about the dangers of prolonged smog, but concrete actions to address such challenges yet been attempted.