1. A thick smog has descended on Paris and will continue to shroud the city for the next week, after air pollution reached dangerously high levels in the country’s capital.
The Eiffel Tower seen through thick smog, on March 14..
3. In an effort to curb pollution, authorities offered free public transporation as well as free residential parking to encourage people to leave their cars at home.
The European Commission has repeatedly warned France that it is not complying with Europe-wide rules on air contaminant levels, the New York Times reported.
5. As per acqin.org, the air quality in Paris was roughly the same as Beijing, which suffers from one of the worst air pollution levels in the world.
6. Health warnings have been issued for the elderly, pregnant women, infants, and those with respiratory illnesses.
7. A French environmental NGO, Ecologie Sans Frontiere, has filed a criminal complaint in Paris to denounce the “health scandal” of air pollution.
Apart from modest measures to curb air pollution, there has been limited effort to tackle the problem until now.
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