Serhat TUNAR -TDO- European countries applying sequestration practices, along with Coronavirus outbreak measures, saw a reduction in air pollution levels by about 45 percent over the past year.
March and April saw almost a half drop in nitrogen dioxide levels in many European countries, according to research by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, whose results have been published.
April March 13 and April 13 compared nitrogen dioxide densities with the same period of 2019, Dutch researchers using the European Space Agency's Copernicus Tropomi when conducting the research.
The results of the study revealed that the level of nitrogen dioxide, the primary factor in air pollution in Paris, has decreased by almost 55 percent compared to last year.
Spain's Madrid, Italy's Rome and Milan saw 45 percent reductions in nitrogen dioxide levels, according to the study. A similar situation has occurred in most cities in Europe.