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Pollution at kindergartens to be measured

The City of Reykjavík has decided to measure the level of pollution at kindergartens in the capital. Experts suspect nitric oxide (NO2) levels are too high around the schools, as they were in the late 1990s.

Earlier this week Morgunbladid revealed that pollution expert Jón Benjamínsson had measured NO2 levels in the city between 1997 and 1999 and discovered pollution levels were too high around 20 of the kindergartens. There has been no further research since then.

Today Fréttabladid reported that Reykjavík City Environmental Health and Protection Office intends to cooperate with the Kindergarten Department of the City of Reykjavík on an extensive research of pollution levels at the city’s kindergartens.

Gísli Marteinn Baldursson, head of the Environmental Office, said it is important that inhabitants in the city take part in reducing air pollution, for example by not using studded tires and by using public transportation and bicycles more often.

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