High concentration of dust in the air on Monday was recorded all across Cyprus and vulnerable groups of society were urged to stay indoors because it’s hazardous.
An official announcement also said that the small size of respirable particles in dust may have negative effects on human health.
And that employers should also take appropriate measures – organizational and/or technical – after assessing any risks that their employees may face while working in te open.
It also recommended that workers in such spaces use appropriate means of personal protection.
In detail, the latest hourly dust concentrations measured at 7:00 am in the following areas are:
Lefkosia: 60.1 μg/m3
Lemesos: 102.9 μg/m3
Larnaka: 59.2 μg/m3
Paralimni: 61.7 μg/m3
Pafos: 90.0 μg/m3
Zygi: 44.9 μg/m3
Ayia Marina Xyliatou: 61.4 μg/m3
More information on the measured pollutant concentrations and real-time updates is available online at www.airquality.gov.cy, and also through the free mobile application ‘Air Quality Cyprus’.