Quality of air ‘compromised in five boroughs of Lisbon’

The commission for regional coordination and development has announced today that air quality in five boroughs of Lisbon is ‘compromised’, exceeding the 180 micrograms of ozone per cubic metre (each only by a few milligrams) which can affect human health – particularly the health of vulnerable, elderly and asthmatic people, as well as children. In language so reminiscent of language used in UK to justify traffic schemes and restrictions (that have negatively affected businesses/ many people’s routines), the commission highlighted the boroughs of Lisbon, Almada, Amadora, Barreira and Sintra (the built up area around Mem Martins).