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27-01-2019 08:53

Announcement on the dust in the atmosphere of Cyprus 27th of January 2019

The Department of Labour Inspection of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, announces that today, 27th of January 2019 at 8:00 the hourly concentration of respirable particles in ambient air with diameter less than 10 micrometers (PM10), were between the maximum value of 288 μg/m3 and minimum value of 133 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, Saturday, 26th of January 2019, the average 24hour concentration of respirable particles was between 88 and 143 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 outdoor activities 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.

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