Environment ministry issues 48hr caution against use of fireplaces, biomass heaters to avoid smog

The environment ministry urged Athenians to avoid lighting the fireplace or heaters that use solid fuel or biomass on Monday and Tuesday as weather conditions will favour the concentration of pollution.

On Sunday the national weather service forecast temperature inversion and no winds in Attica for 48 hours. The ministry’s environmental agency said it is monitoring the concentration of particles and will issue new announcement, if there’s a considerable change.