The three-year pilot study at the Jagiellonian University’s Medical School found that red blood cells produce an allergic response when exposed to smog particles in 75 percent of healthy individuals and 83 percent of already allergic individuals.
The government's "Clean Air" programme may not only clear smog from the air of Polish municipalities, but also become a driving force for the Polish economy in the post-pandemic years, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported on Wednesday.
The mural will have the same ecological effect as planting 720 trees.
The man, an employee of Kraków’s Mongolian Culture Centre, said he had forgotten about the city’s anti-smog laws, after locals reported seeing black smoke billowing out of the yurt.
Installed in the shadow of the Palace of Culture the Zero Emission Store consists of a network of 14 kilometres of hand-woven colour-changing thread that reacts to air pollution levels. So if the smog is bad, it glows red, but if the air is clean it turns green.
As a means of tackling air pollution Poznań has launched a “Let’s end smog campaign” with a high-tech drone to inspect chimneys, monitor smoke and hunt down offenders who, if caught, face up to three years jail or a PLN 500,000 fine.
Once notorious for having the worst smog in Poland, Kraków is now going through a green renaissance.
Working in a shed when not down the mines, pals Michał Szyszkowski and Michał Kaczorek hit upon the idea of making a bench with smog sensors and warning lights and adding air-cleaning technology.
In the 41 short videos the celebs are seen standing alone and holding their breaths to highlight the physically uncomfortable notion of what would happen if Poland’s air pollution became too deadly to inhale.
The Polish government will invest PLN 130 billion in the "clean air" program to combat smog and high air pollution.