Prof. dr. sc. Ana Alebić-Juretić from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Rijeka held a lecture “Air quality on the islands of Cres and Lošinj” on 5th November at the Moise Palace. It was also the first lecture with an online broadcast via Facebook Live, and we will continue with this practice in the future – on Thursdays at 6 pm.

Prof. Alebić-Juretić mentioned that air quality depends on the air quality in the surrounding areas and that it is generally a very good situation on our islands. There are certain traces of various compounds that vary from year to year, as well as throughout the year, but clean air can primarily be “thanks” to the cessation of production in the area. Dr. sc. Alebić-Juretić commented on the fact that the real victory would be to have both production and good air quality, as is the case with more and more European cities, such as the Austrian city of Linz.
The importance of the measuring station on Vrana Lake was emphasized several times. There was talk about the impact of air quality on Vrana Lake and lake water composition and changes over the years and decades.

Dr. sc. Alebić-Juretić pointed out that it is good for health to travel to a different climate occasionally – “change the air”, as they used to say in the past – either to the sea, in the mountains, north or south, so that the body has the opportunity to be exposed to different conditions.

Photo by Renato Muškardin