News on environmental zones and air pollution
During the celebrations there was an extreme increase towards the end of the year in the amount of particulate matter in the air, mainly due to fireworks. On New Year's Eve, 853 micrograms per cubic meter of air were measured at a measuring station in Berlin-Friedrichshain. For comparison: The average daily value of the station on 30 December was only 11 micrograms per cubic meter. However, the air was less polluted at national level than in the last two years.