The first smog alert was established in Krakow, in 2013. The actions taken by Kraków Smog Alert have contributed to raising public awareness of air quality issues and their importance.
Consequently, in 2016 Kraków became the first Polish city to ban solid fuel heating in low power boilers. The ban will come into force in 2019.
Kraków Smog Alert was soon joined by a network of Local Smog Alerts. Thanks to their joint efforts: