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10 tips for health

    The most crucial thing when staying in areas with polluted air is to protect one's health. In the event of a smog situation, reduce outdoor activities. It is a matter of course to exclude any sport or outdoor games for kids. Do not ventilate excessively. Wearing a mask can protect you against fine particles.

    But how can one recognize a critical smog situation? That's a problem here.

    In European Union countries, the state provides continuous air quality measurement, whereas in Ukraine, responsibility is scattered across different authorities, and the information is usually unavailable to the general public. Ask at your municipality and demand that the city ensures air monitoring.

    Along with access to information, it is essential to enforce progressive legal rules and demand that industrial companies invest part of their profits in the modernization of obsolete technologies and observe the limitations in force. This is exactly what public organizations do in almost every industrial city. And you can support the initiative in your municipality.

    1) Regularly follow the quality of air in your city on the website

    2) In the event of severe air pollution, reduce outdoor activities to a minimum.

    3) Reduce airing and the opening of windows. Ventilate for just a short time.

    4) If you feel any health problems, do not postpone visiting your doctor and asking for a medical report.

    5) Consider installing an AirFreshMax station. The more stations that are utilized, the more accurate the data on air quality will be.

    6) Don't burn grass and leaves. Do not light an open fire.

    7) Do not use poor-quality coal for heating, and do not incinerate waste in a heater.

    8) Join the petition "Clean Air in Ukraine".

    9) Ask the municipality of your city to inform the citizens and solve the problem.

    10) Support environmental non-governmental organizations based in your city.

    Clean Air for Ukraine

    This project is led by a non-governmental organization Arnika (Czech Republic) in cooperation with local civic initiatives in industrial towns of Ukraine with financial support from the Transition Promotion Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

    You can find more information about our activities and possibilities of involvement or share your thoughts with us by sending a message to


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