From Iceland — Air Pollution Warning Issued For City

Air Pollution Warning Issued For City

Published May 3, 2011

Levels of air pollution in Reykjavík could be over the acceptable health limit, city officials say.
Vísir reports that the air pollution, mostly in the form of dust, reached levels last night that could be troublesome for people with lung conditions. Those concerned are asked to keep track of air quality in the city through the city’s air quality page, with the current status shown in the right margin.
Most air pollution in the city, according to their own data, is comprised of asphalt particles, followed by topsoil. This is due in no small part to people continuing to use spiked winter tires long after the ice has disappeared. For this reason, the use of winter tires in the spring is banned in the capital.

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