Districts With The Highest Air Pollution in Istanbul
Air pollution in Istanbul increased by 9 percent last year compared to the previous year. Göztepe was the place with the highest air pollution.
Air pollution in Istanbul increased by 9 percent in 2022 compared to the previous year.
According to data compiled from Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Air Quality Measurement stations, the average particulate matter (PM10) airpollution concentration in Istanbul in 2021 was 38.2 µg/m3 (micrograms per m3).
In 2022’41.5 µg/m3, air pollution increased by 9 percent compared to the previous year.
Last year, Göztepe was the station where particulate matter airpollution was measured the most in Istanbul with 97.6 µg/m3.
This was followed by Sultangazi 3 with 95.4, Sultangazi 2 with 63.6 and Esenyurt with 59.3 µg/m3.
In the same period, the station where the air pollution was measured the least was Kandilli 1 with 13.1 µg/m3, while the particulate matter air pollution was 15.8 µg/m3 at Büyükada station, 24.4 µg/m3 at Sarıyer station and 25.1 µg/m3 at Şile station. station.
While the air pollution rate in Istanbul increased in 25 stations in 2022 compared to the previous year, it decreased in 9 stations.
Kumköy ranked first among the stations with the highest air pollution increase last year compared to 2021, with a change of 99.9 percent. Kumköy was followed by Göztepe with 57.5 percent, Çataltıkapı with 49.1 percent, Selimiye with 36.5 percent and Sancaktepe with 36.4 percent, respectively.
In the same period, the station where the average air pollution decreased the most was Kandilli 1 with a 40 percent change. Kandilli was followed by Başakşehir with 19.7%, Sarıyer with 14.5%, Bağcılar with 13.5% and Yenibosna with 12%.
The average airpollution (PM10) of the stations in Istanbul was as follows: