A high concentration of dust throughout Cyprus was recorded in the air on Friday, according to measurements by the Department of Labour Inspection.
Authorities warned the public, particularly vulnerable groups of society to avoid going out in open spaces until dust levels come down since breathing in its small particles is harmful.
Employers should also take appropriate measures (organizational and/or technical) after assessing risks to their employees working in open spaces.
Authorities also recommended that workers in open areas should use appropriate means of personal protection.
In detail, the latest hourly dust concentrations measured at 9:00 am in the following areas are:
Nicosia: 108 μg/m3
Limassol: 142 μg/m3
Larnaca: — μg/m3
Paphos: 91 μg/m3
Paralimni: 80 μg/m3
Zygi: 162 μg/m3
Ayia Marina Xyliatou: 49 μg/m3