Warning over Cyprus dust levels

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Warning over Cyprus dust levels
Added: 01-03-2018 12:07

Vulnerable groups were advised on Thursday to stay indoors due to increased dust levels in the atmosphere.

According to the Department of Labour Inspection, at 10am this morning the average hourly concentration of particulate matter with a diameter smaller than 10mm (PM 10) in the atmosphere was between 49μg/m3 (microgrammes per cubic metre) and 72μg/m3, exceeding the safe limit of 50μg/m3.

Yesterday, Wednesday 28th of February 2018, the average 24hour concentration of respirable particles was between 12μg/m3 and 37 μg/m3 depending on the location.

Due to the small size of the respirable particles and their negative effect on human health, the public and especially the vulnerable groups of population (children, older people, and patients) are advised to avoid circulating outdoors and exercising in open spaces during this event.

More information on the measured pollutant concentrations is available online through the dedicated website maintained by DLI at www.airquality.gov.cy, and also through the free application “Air Quality Cyprus” on the Google Play and iOS App Store.


Author: NewsinCyprus.com
Photo: File Photo
Added: 01-03-2018


Warning over Cyprus dust levels


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