Air pollution has grown in Budapest and several Hungarian towns and cities to such an extent that breathing air in those places is directly dangerous to human health due to the high amount of particle concentration, according to the National Public Health Center (NNK), which shared its data with news agency MTI yesterday.

The health agency gave a red (“dangerous”) designation to the air quality in four settlements: Kazincbarcika, Sajószentpéter, Nyíregyháza, and Dorog, while it ranked Budapest, Százhalombatta, Tatabánya, Várpalota, Putnok, Miskolc, Oszlár, and Debrecen in second-worst yellow (“unhealthy”) category.

On Friday, the NNK stated that those with respiratory problems can expect their symptoms to get worse, and recommends that children, expectant women, the elderly, and those suffering from chronic respiratory, heart, and circulatory diseases should not be outdoors in areas where air quality is poor. [444]

By Steven