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News on environmental zones and air pollution

Northern Italy plagued by smog

The north of Italy is the economic heart of the country. Large industries and a high volume of traffic regularly wrap the northern part in a blanket of smog. Since massive high-pressure weather is currently over Italy, the situation is currently particularly damaging to health. Municipalities such as the metropolitan region of Milan and also Piedmont are preparing their inhabitants for coming driving bans; in Turin, a driving ban has already been imposed on diesel cars in the pollutant class up to Euro 4. as Italian media report.