According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), air pollution is a major environmental risk to health, which caused 3 million premature deaths worldwide in 2012. While air pollution levels are normally low across most parts of most modern European cities, it helps to know when and where air pollution levels are likely to increase; people are then able to ensure they have any necessary medication at hand and prepare their day ahead to minimise their exposure.
"Riga airTEXT" provides free air pollution alerts by text and by email for 7 different zones in Riga. The website and app provide forecasts of air pollution, pollen, UV and temperature up to 3 days ahead. If you know when air quality is going to be poor, you can prepare.
The "Riga airTEXT" air quality forecasting service has been developed by Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC) in partnership with "Estonian, Lithuanian and Latvian Environment (ELLE)" and stakeholders Riga City Council and the Latvian Ministry of Environment and Regional Development. The development phase and two-year market trial phase of the "Riga airTEXT" service is funded by the EU.
"Estonian, Latvian & Lithuanian Environment" is an environmental consultancy with 20 years of professional experience.
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