Massive Sahara dust cloud causes Europe’s air pollution to spike
epa08991501 Skiers wearing protective face mask ski as Sahara sand colours the snow and the sky in a yellow cast and creates a special light atmosphere, in the Alpine resort of Anzere, Switzerland, 06 February 2021. The sand is originally coming from
A massive dust cloud from the Sahara Desert has covered parts of southern and central Europe over the past few days and has caused a short, but sharp, spike in air pollution across the impacted areas. The European Commission’s Copernicus satellite monitoring program showed on Sunday that measured levels of particles smaller than 10 micrometers (PM10s) have increased in cities such as Barcelona, Lyon, and Marseille.  PM10 particles can cause breathing difficulties by entering the lungs, ...

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