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SO2 Pollution Spikes In Reykjavík

Published October 15, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
Photo by
Matthew Eisman

The severity of SO2 pollution in Reykjavík is rising, reports RÚV.

The air quality monitoring station in Grafarvogur – a neighbourhood of Reykjavík – measured 500 µg/m3 yesterday. The Icelandic Met Office expects similarly high numbers today.

Once SO2 pollution rises over 600 µg people will be advised to stay in their homes and avoid going outside.

A pervasive vog also hangs over the city and anyone with sensitive lungs, at risk experiencing symptoms of SO2 poisoning, should pay added attention to how the SO2 numbers develop on Iceland’s Environment Agency‘s website.

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