Over the past year Russian companies and transport contaminated the atmosphere with 22.7 million tons of pollutants, said in the study of the analytical service of the international audit and consulting network FinExpertiza, the results of which leads RBC.
On average, one Russian citizen accounts for about 155 kg of harmful emissions per year, this figure varies depending on the region from 23 kg to 1.6 tons. About three quarters of the emissions are produced by enterprises, the rest is accounted for by cars. Metallurgy pollutes the environment more than other industries.
The top 3 regions in terms of emissions included the Krasnoyarsk Territory (the metallurgical industry prevails), the Kemerovo Region (the coal mining industry), the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug (the oil and gas industry). The top ten subjects of the Russian Federation with dirty air also include the Sverdlovsk Region, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, the Irkutsk Region, Bashkortostan, the Chelyabinsk Region, the Orenburg Region, and the Krasnodar Territory.
Earlier, FinExpertiza analysts, based on Roshydromet data, noted that air pollution in Russia increased by 57% over the year. At the same time, the coronavirus pandemic has led to a significant improvement in air quality in some cities, including Bratsk, Lipetsk, Magnitogorsk, Mednogorsk, Norilsk and Cherepovets - where the level of pollution has decreased several times.
Let us recall that New York scientists have figured out the connection between dirty air and brain atrophy. According to their research, the omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood and fish can neutralize the negative effects of fine particulate matter.