North: A Cloud of Particle Pollution Expected for Monday

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Particle pollution cloud forecast for the day of 14 November 2016

ENVIRONMENT:  A fine particle pollution will hit all of northern France, from the Paris region to Lille, from Monday …

This time it is warned. The agency SFX Nord-Pas-de-Calais issued a newsletter on Sunday on the arrival of an episode of particulate pollution from Monday, 14th November, throughout the North and Pas-de -Calais.

According to the air quality monitoring association, the fine dust in the atmosphere should exceed an average of 24, the first information level of 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air (mg / m³ ) or the limit level recommended by the WHO (World health Organization).

A wide area centered on Belgium

According to the forecast model of the composition of the atmosphere used by SFX, high concentrations should develop over a wide area including Belgium and the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, with rates likely to exceed 100 micrograms / m³ in some sectors, including Lille area.

PM10 particles hourly concentrations for 14 November 2016 according to SFX North Pas-de-Calais
PM10 particles hourly concentrations for 14 November 2016 – SFX North Pas-de-Calais

According to SFX, the second level of alert, 80 mg / m³ for PM10 dust averaged over 24 hours, however, should not be reached.

The fine dust (PM2.5), still more harmful are also involved in this episode of pollution, which covers an oblique line in northern Europe, from Paris to the north of the Netherlands.

Meanwhile particle dispersion, expected as early as Tuesday, sensitive persons are invited to limit their sports and physical activities, both outdoors and indoors.

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