- polski (Polish)
What is the reason of such a situation?
What is the reason of such a bad air quality in Poland?
Because of the bad condition of polish single-family buildings in the term of energy consumption (70% have no thermal insulation or their insulation layers are too thin) the owners are often forced to use the cheapest and the least eco-friendly means of heating. Coal of bad quality and sometimes even waste is burnt in obsolete heating devices with low efficiency and high emissions. Result? Not ony the emissions of CO2 but also particulate matter, benzo[a]pyrene and dioxins.