The level of air pollution in some cities in Belarus increased due to prolonged heat and lack of rainfall. This was reported by the National Center for Radiation Control and Environmental Monitoring.
As learned from falls, according to the station observations in the period from 5 to 11 August, the maximum concentration of formaldehyde in Vitebsk exceeded the quality standard in the 1.1-1.4 times Brest — in 1,4-1,9 times, Mogilev — 2, 1 time, Orsha — 2-2.3 times. In Minsk (neighborhood streets Schorsa) the maximum concentration of formaldehyde was 1.2 maximum allowable concentrations.
The maximum concentration of total solids in Mozyr (district street Proletarian) and Minsk (Bobruisk district streets) were 1.3 MAC and 1.5 MAC, respectively.
In Mogilev, the maximum concentrations of ammonia ranged from 1.3-1.7 MPC fenolu (neighborhood streets Chelyuskintsev) — 1.1-1.9 MAC. The transient increase in nitrogen dioxide (1.2 MAC) recorded in the streets Ostrovsky.
According to the continuous measurements, the increase in the content of the air particulate fraction of PM-10 was noted in the past days. The average daily concentration of 7 and 8 August Zhlobin, Mogilev, Vitebsk and Minsk were in the range 1.4-1.8 MAC.