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Announcement on the Dust in the Atmosphere of Cyprus

22/11/2016

 

The Department of Labour Inspection of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, announces that today, 22nd of November 2016 at 13:00 the hourly concentration of respirable particles in ambient air with diameter less than 10 micrometers (PM10), were between the maximum value of 134 μg/m3 and minimum value of 16 μg/m3 (micrograms per cubic meter). Consequently it is expected that the average 24hour concentration will exceed the corresponding limit value of 50 μg/m3 as defined by the relative legislation. Yesterday, Monday, 21st of November, the average 24hour concentration of respirable particles was between 17 and 54 μg/m3 depending on the location.

 

Because of 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 Google Play, currently only compatible with Android mobile phone devices.

 

Date: 22.11.2016     

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR INSPECTION

MINISTRY OF LABOUR,

WELFARE AND SOCIAL INSURANCE

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