Announcement on the Dust in the Atmosphere of Cyprus
The Department of Labour Inspection of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, announces that today, 16th of May at 11:00 the hourly concentration of respirable particles in ambient air with diameter less than 10 micrometers (PM10), were between the maximum value of 78 μg/m3 and minimum value of 53 μg/m3. Consequently it is expected that the average 24hour concentration will exceed the corresponding limit value of 50 μg/m3 (micrograms per cubic meter), as defined by the relative legislation. Yesterday, Sunday 15th of May, the average 24hour concentration of respirable particles was between 59 and 111 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, old people and patients) are advised to avoid circulating outdoors and exercising in open spaces during this event.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR INSPECTION
MINISTRY OF LABOUR, WELFARE
AND SOCIAL INSURANCE