Yom Kippur brings dramatic air quality improvements

11.10.2011                      13.Tischrei. 5772

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Yom Kippur brings dramatic air quality improvements

Major cities across country see significant drops in nitrous oxide levels in particular, according to Environmental Protection Ministry.

Air quality levels in Israel’s largest cities were dramatically higher during Yom Kippur, with air monitoring stations indicating significant drops in nitrous oxide levels in particular, according to the Environmental Protection Ministry.
“With the arrival of the holiday, nitrous oxide levels dropped drastically, which is an indicator that air pollution [results] from motor vehicles at transportation stations in Gush Dan and Jerusalem,” a statement from the ministry said on Sunday.
Concentrations of nitrous oxides on Yom Kippur in Gush Dan stood at extremely low values of between 1 and 6 parts per billion, in comparison to the morning of the day before, where they reached concentrations of 94 parts per billion, the statement said….