FOLLOW THE QUALITY OF AIR
Did you know that the environment in which we live affects our health? About 20 per cent. Of our health is determined by environmental factors affecting us
Air pollution with particulate matter is the largest urban and the air quality problem in the Lithuanian. Particulate matter – is the particles and mixture of the liquid droplets (aerosols), which may contain various components - acids, sulfates, nitrates, organic compounds, metals, soil, dust, soot and others. The major source of particles is motor transport. According to theWorld Health Organisation, being in the presence of an environment, which has significant concentrations of particulate matter, can cause respiratory illnesses and also various heart problems. It is recommend monitoring air quality in the Environmental Protection Agency's website (WWW.ORAS.GAMTA.LT)
If you notice that the air pollution is out of the norm, we advise you to refrain from sports, jogging or walking outdoors. If possible, try to leave the city (especially for the elderly and mothers with babies, people with asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases). If, however, you will be spending time outdoors, we recommend that you would not engage in intensive exercise, walk away from the big city streets and in cases of high levels of air pollution, protect the respiratory system by covering it with gauze mask or respirator.
PUBLIC HEALTH BUREAU WISHES YOU CLEAN AND FRESH AIR AND ENCOURAGES YOU TO BE INVOLVED IN THE AIR POLLUTION MINIMAZATION BY EXCHAGING THE AUTOMOBILES TO THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT!
LEARN ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Information about the environment, air, noise, soil, surface and bathing water that interests you in the particular location (according to the map), is provided in the city of Klaipeda monitoring site: (http://www.klaipedosmonitoringas.lt/?vieta=aplinkos_triuksmo).
On this site you will also find the monitoring reports of the city of Klaipeda for the previous year.