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Istanbul sees 9% rise in air pollution in 2022

Air pollution levels that significantly dropped in Türkiye’s most populated city during the COVID-19 outbreak surged in 2022, the latest data on the subject reveals.

Data from air quality measurement stations of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) compiled by Anadolu Agency (AA) showed that the pollution increased by 9% in 2022 compared to the same period year ago.

According to the data and air quality measurements at different stations throughout the city, the increment in air pollution was recorded at 25 stations.

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