A large model of human lungs will show how polluted the air in Warsaw is. The Polish Smog Alarm is just beginning an action showing how dirty air we breathe. The installation is coming to Warsaw.
See what you’re breathing
A model of human lungs a few meters in size will appear in Warsaw to make residents aware of how polluted the air they breathe. The lungs will “breathe” the air they pass through and filter the impurities suspended in it. – Our installation presents a lung model made of white, permeable matter through which air is pumped. Dust particles will settle in the lungs and change their color within 14 days of the happening. In addition, we placed a sensor on the billboard that displays the current concentration of PM10 in a given hour – says Magdalena Kozłowska from the Polish Smog Alarm.
The nationwide campaign began on Thursday, November 14, 2019, on Clean Air Day at the Market Square in Oświęcim. The installation will be available in Warsaw in 2020, from January 29 to February 12.
Polish Smog Alert campaign and campaign slogan “See what you breathe. Change it ” aims to draw attention to the dramatic air quality caused by the burning of coal and wood in households. – It is the emissions from household heating that account for about half of PM10 dust emitted in Poland and as much as 84% of carcinogenic benzapirene. Therefore, the implementation of an efficient program of subsidies for the exchange of “cinders” should be the basic anti-smog action of the government – says the Polish Smog Alarm.