Air quality in Lublin

Air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution in Lublin

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Weather

What is the current weather in Lublin?

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WeatherClear sky
Temperature80.6°C
Humidity61%
Wind4.6 mp/h
Pressure1015 mb

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1 Zgierz, Lodz Voivodeship

95

2 Pabianice, Lodz Voivodeship

88

3 Rzeszow, Subcarpathian Voivodeship

88

4 Krakow, Lesser Poland Voivodeship

85

5 Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian Voivodeship

84

6 Lodz, Lodz Voivodeship

82

7 Biala Podlaska, Lublin

80

8 Kielce, Swietokrzyskie

80

9 Piastow, Mazovia

80

10 Zyrardow, Mazovia

80

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1 Lublin - ul. Obywatelska

80

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Overview

What is the current air quality in Lublin?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Moderate 80 US AQItrendPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
26 µg/m³trend
SO2
15 µg/m³trend
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PM2.5

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PM2.5 concentration in Lublin air is currently 2 times above WHO exposure recommendation

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Forecast

Lublin air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Sunday, Jun 20

Moderate 60 US AQI

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Monday, Jun 21

Moderate 56 US AQI

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Tuesday, Jun 22

Moderate 65 US AQI

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Today

Moderate 74 US AQI

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Weather icon84.2°66.2°
Wind rotating 103 degree

6.7 mp/h

Thursday, Jun 24

Moderate 59 US AQI

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Weather icon87.8°62.6°
Wind rotating 275 degree

15.7 mp/h

Friday, Jun 25

Moderate 55 US AQI

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Weather icon77°60.8°
Wind rotating 304 degree

11.2 mp/h

Saturday, Jun 26

Good 26 US AQI

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Weather icon71.6°55.4°
Wind rotating 302 degree

8.9 mp/h

Sunday, Jun 27

Good 43 US AQI

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Weather icon75.2°57.2°
Wind rotating 305 degree

6.7 mp/h

Monday, Jun 28

Good 44 US AQI

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Weather icon78.8°59°
Wind rotating 137 degree

2.2 mp/h

Tuesday, Jun 29

Moderate 51 US AQI

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Weather icon80.6°62.6°
Wind rotating 149 degree

6.7 mp/h

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AIR QUALITY ANALYSIS AND STATISTICS FOR Lublin

Does Lublin have bad air pollution?

Lublin is a city located in central Poland, holding the title of being the ninth largest city in the country as well as the capital of Lublin province. It is located some 170km away from the capital city of Warsaw, and is home to approximately 339 thousand inhabitants, as of 2019. With its close proximity to Warsaw, Lublin has benefited greatly from this in an economic sense, and is now home to many IT companies, drawing many professionals and skilled workers to live in the city. As the economy and infrastructure grows further, along with the population, there will be a continued rise in air pollution, an unfortunate side effect that often comes along with an increase in anthropogenic activity.

In 2019, Lublin came in with a PM2.5 reading of 20.5 μg/m³, a reading that placed it into the ‘moderate’ pollution ratings bracket. To achieve this rating, a PM2.5 reading of anywhere between 12.1 to 35.4 μg/m³ is required for classification, putting Lublin’s yearly average directly into the middle of this bracket. This indicates that the city has some pollutive issues occurring, as this is a comparatively high reading when compared to many cities throughout Europe. Lublin’s reading of 20.5 μg/m³ placed it in 857th place out of all cities ranked worldwide, as well as 23rd place out of all cities ranked in Poland. Whilst this is not an overtly disastrous level of air pollution, it could certainly go a long way to improve its overall air quality rating, and reduce its PM2.5 count.

What are some of the main causes of pollution in Lublin?

Due to its close proximity to the capital, as well as being well connected to many cities by a well developed system of roads, there would be an inevitable rise in pollution related to widespread use of personal vehicles such as cars, as well as heavy duty vehicles that include trucks, lorries and buses. These are mainly used for the transportation of industrial goods and materials, and in many instances, they run on diesel fuel, putting out far more pollution than a smaller or cleaner fuel source utilizing alternative would put out.

Other sources of pollution include the widespread use of coal, particularly in industrial zones such as power plants or factories. These power plants would go through large amounts of the fossil fuels to meet the energy demands of its growing population, something that becomes more salient during the winter months when the demand for heating for both homes and businesses increases massively.

When is the air quality at its worst and most polluted in Lublin?

As mentioned previously, the demand for energy often increases during the colder months due to the need for heating. On top of this, many houses that have traditional stoves or fireplaces would turn to the burning of wood or charcoal for both heating and cooking, something particularly evident in lower income districts or areas where traditional practices are still utilised. Observing the data taken in 2019, there is a noticeable decline in air quality making an appearance towards the end of the year. September came in with a reasonable reading of 14.1 μg/m³, which was followed by a significant rise in pollution in the following month, with October coming in at 26.1 μg/m³. The next few months were followed by readings of 23.2 μg/m³ and 24.2 μg/m³, with these heightened readings following on into the early months of the following year.

January through to April all came in with further elevations in PM2.5, with readings of 34.1 μg/m³, 29.4 μg/m³, 20.6 μg/m³ and 21 μg/m³ all coming in respectively. This showed that January was the most polluted month of the year with its reading of 34.1 μg/m³, a reading that was only 1.4 units away from moving the months ranking up a notch into the ‘unhealthy for sensitive groups’ bracket, which requires a PM2.5 reading of 35.5 to 55.4 μg/m³ for classification. In closing, the most polluted period of the year was from October through to April of the following year.

When is the air at its cleanest in Lublin?

Following on from the winter months when the pollution was at its highest, PM2.5 readings started to abate between April and May. In April, the reading came in at 21 μg/m³, and then 12.4 μg/m³ in the following month of May, a significant drop of nearly half the amount of PM2.5 in the air.

From the period of May through to September is when the air quality was at its best, and the month of June came in with the cleanest reading of the entire year, presenting with a number of 9.6 μg/m³, putting it within the World Health Organizations (WHO's) target goal of 10 μg/m³ or less, for the most optimal quality of air. This was the only month of the year to make it into this bracket, and would have been the time when the air would have been the freest from smoke, haze, fumes or any other pollution or contaminants.

What are some of the types of pollution found in the air in Lublin?

Some of the main pollutants found in the air in Lublin would be ones such as carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3), black carbon and volatile organic compounds (VOC's), which include among them chemicals such as benzene, toluene, xylene, methylene chloride, ethylene glycol and formaldehyde.

Ones released primarily from vehicles include pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulfur dioxide (SO2), with the former being the biggest offender when it comes to vehicular emissions, often found in large quantities over areas that see a high volume of traffic.

What are some health issues associated with polluted air in Lublin?

Some health issues that may arise during the more polluted periods of the year would be conditions such as pneumonia and bronchitis, along with many other respiratory ailments such as aggravated forms of asthma or emphysema. Damage or scarring to the lung tissue may occur, which besides reducing the lungs full capacity to function (also increasing cancer risk rates when particulate matter is inhaled), causes individuals to become more susceptible to further respiratory problems in the future, which can shorten life expectancy and add to the mortality rate caused by pollution.

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