Israel is one of the most disadvantaged countries of the West from the point of view of the degree of air pollution. This is evidenced by the report of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). This organization, among other things, analyzes the availability to children around the world such basic amenities as clean water and air, reported on Tuesday, July 25, the website of the newspaper «Maariv».
According to this report, indicators of air pollution in the cities of Israel 2 times higher than permissible values set by the world health organization (who). In accordance with who recommendations, the maximum level of contamination of the air is 10 micrograms of polluting particles per cubic meter of air. In Israel in cubic meter of air are of 23.5 micrograms of polluting particles.
According to this criterion, the Jewish state ranked 37th among 38 developed countries of the world. Only in South Korea, the situation is even worse. The cleanest air in Ireland, Norway and Australia.
In Israel also there is a low awareness among youth on issues relating to the protection of the environment: 53%, with the average being 62%. According to this criterion, Israel occupies 34-e a place.