Walking along main streets or central intersections in Sofia, the most toxic capital in Europe, is neither fun nor healthy these days. People actually feel the Diesel particles and all other pollutants filling the air, while inhaling them. Some pedestrians even walk around wearing masks, like in Shanghai. And they are right.
It is a deadly mix, which fills Sofia’s air. Yes, deadly is the right word, since the number of deaths caused by air pollution in Bulgaria is higher than anywhere else in Europe.
The main sources of the terrible air pollution in Sofia are old vehicle engines, as well as wood and coal heating. On top of that, the geographical position of Sofia does not really help. The toxic air will not be blown away as easily as in other cities, because of the near by mountains…/IBNA
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