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Our Shared Air Helsinki
In Helsinki, air quality is better than in many cities in Europe, but air pollutants cause health damage here, too.
Our daily choices affect the quality of the air we share in the city.
Children, asthmatic people of all ages and elderly people with coronary artery disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are particularly sensitive to the health effects of air pollution. However, the effects of air quality impact all of us.
Nitrogen dioxide levels rise significantly in the busy streets of Helsinki at peak times.Read more
Up to 40% of city residents suffer from symptoms caused by road dust in the spring.Read more
Wood burning and fine particles
Almost half of the particulate emissions from combustion come from small-scale wood burning.Read more
Impact air quality
Air quality is better in Helsinki than in many cities in Europe, but the levels of air pollutants in the air can rise significantly here, too. Emissions from transport, road dust and fine particles and fine pollutants from wood burning are released into the air at breathing altitude and may pose serious risks to human health.Read tips for residents