Due to the high temperatures on Tuesday, the health agency RIVM issued a national smog warning to warn people with respiratory problems to stay home.
According to RIVM, the air quality in this country is expected to be “very bad”. Hard labor should be avoided, especially in the afternoons and evenings when air pollution peaks.
According to RIVM, the smog concentration on Wednesday will be low. That is, you will see a smog warning instead of an alarm.
Albert Heijn’s decision to stop delivering groceries after 2:00 pm has caused criticism and support, as bad air quality can affect staff health, Telegraaf reported. Responses to social media range from “exaggerated” screams from disappointed customers to applause for Albert Heijn’s efforts to protect workers.
Employers have a legal obligation to protect workers from overheating, depending on the type of work they do. People who work outside, such as construction workers, have taken some steps to protect them from the effects of overheating.
Meanwhile, many enthusiastic four-day marching fans ignored the warning not to walk the first stage of the annual Nijmegen event and set out anyway. The organization said the heat of 38 degrees was unsafe and was canceled on the first day. Most started early, the local newspaper de Gelderlander reported.
One of the pedestrians, Bergen Dal’s 70-year-old Pieter, said he was “prepared for the heat” and decided to walk the entire four days.
The RIVM National Heatwave Program, which warns care professionals, organizations and volunteers to take special care of vulnerable groups, will continue to be implemented as long as smog levels remain high.
The KNMI Meteorological Authority issued an orange weather warning on Tuesday afternoon, but predicts a cloudy sky and thunderstorm on Wednesday. It is expected that the temperature will rise again on weekends.
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