Pizza oven affected Montreal air quality readings, report says 

Montrealers can breathe a sigh of relief to learn their air is less polluted than previously thought — due in part to a pizza oven that was skewing air quality readings.An environmental report released this week shows the number of days with poor air quality plunged last year, right after the city closed a sampling station that was next to a pizzeria with a wood-burning oven.The city registered 29 days of bad quality air in 2016, compared to 64 the year prior.The annual report by Montreal’s air quality surveillance network estimates that smoke from the pizzeria was responsible for half or more of the station’s poor air quality readings every year since 2013.In 2015, for example, the report found 34 of the 42 days where poor quality air was recorded at that location were actually due to the restaurant.

Source: Pizza oven affected Montreal air quality readings, report says | Toronto Star

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