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Fine particle pollution in the South West

2021-03-03T18:13:45.827Z

An alert to air pollution with fine particles was triggered on Wednesday March 3 and for two days in three departments of the South-West, the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, the Landes and the Gironde, announced the prefectures. Read also: Air pollution: the state wants to convince the justice of its effectiveness This " degradation of air quality is mainly due to the contribution of desert dust brought f



An alert to air pollution with fine particles was triggered on Wednesday March 3 and for two days in three departments of the South-West, the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, the Landes and the Gironde, announced the prefectures.

Read also: Air pollution: the state wants to convince the justice of its effectiveness

This "

degradation of air quality is mainly due to the contribution of desert dust brought from the Sahara by southerly winds and also comes from human activities such as domestic heating, burning, road traffic or even traffic. 'agriculture

', write the prefectures.

Speed ​​limits are lowered in these departments by 20km / h on all axes where motorists can usually travel at 90km / h or more.

On axes where the speed is normally limited to 80 km / h, it is lowered to 70 km / h.

Any exemptions for the burning of green waste in the open air are suspended and the prefecture recommends using carpooling, stopping chimney fires or reducing dust-generating sites in the industrial sector.

Source: lefigaro

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