Smog warning in southern Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
The authorities of the Silesia region in southern Poland offered free train travel to drivers on Wednesday amid a smog alert.
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The southern city of Katowice has also made trips on city buses, trams and trolleybuses free.
Meanwhile, the southern city of Kraków issued a smog warning on Monday.
Earlier this month, the head of Poland’s central audit office (NIK), Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, said Poland had the worst air quality in Europe.
He said: “The fact that out of 50 most polluted cities in Europe 36 are located in Poland best represents the problem at hand.”
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that around 50,000 Poles die every year due to illness caused by air pollution.
Poland's environment minister has said that smog in Poland will disappear 10 years after the launch of the government's Clean Air programme.