The Piedmontese capital has already used up three quarters of the “bonus” days allowed by the Agreement of the Regions of the Po Valley on air quality for 2023
February 24, 2023
Il 2023 it has only started for two months and despite this Torino has already used 26 of the 35 days allowed for exceeding the smog limits in the air. The protagonists of the pollution of the Piedmontese capital – but also of the entire Italian peninsula – are the fine particles, specifically the Pm10, one of the most harmful and dangerous pollutants.
In Turin, one can only light up alarm bell. In fact, in 2023, in the month of January in the city the limit of 50 micrograms has been exceeded – the maximum limit allowed per cubic meter of air – for ben 12 volteWhile in the first 3 weeks of February the overruns have been 14. In Turin only nine days left of pollution above the limits to be outlawed again.
The situation is very serious given that there is still a “cold” month to go where the use of stoves, boilers and fireplaces will be intense and then October, November and December will return. Practically all the coldest months of the year are dangerous with regard to PM10, precisely for this reason it is in this period that traffic blocks usually come into force. The risk that 2023 will be remembered for pollution records is concrete given that such numbers they hadn’t seen each other for years.
The Arpa station that recorded the most worrying levels was that of Rebaudengo con 16 days outlawed in January e 17 in February. Also there Ruby stationwhich recorded the cleanest air in Turin, scored 6 days of overrun a January so i 11 a February.
In 2022, according to the report Mal’Aria di Città, in Italy as many as 29 out of 95 cities have not complied with the daily PM10 limits. Specifically, last year Turin counted 15 exceedances in February, while in 2021 the number was “only” 12. The 2020Instead, it was worse, recording 18 passes. Also, also that year, they had touched daily concentrations very high, which had touched and exceeded even the 100 micrograms per cubic meter.
For weeks, in the most polluted Italian eae, all outdoor sports are not recommended and the only solution to protect ourselves from these fine particles could be our dear old mask. From India comes otherwise an alternative solution for us motorcyclists.
It didn’t seem possible that such a year could be repeated, both for Turin and for the other Italian cities that are trying to become increasingly green. Nonetheless, 2023 looks like the year we will even surpass 2020 levels.
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