News Local New dust warning for Monday

New dust warning for Monday

 

There are high concentrations of dust in the air today according to measurements from ground Stations of the Air Quality Monitoring Network operated by the Department of Labour Inspection.

In an announcement, it urged the public, and particularly any vulnerable groups of population (children, older people, and the infirm) to avoid circulating in open spaces until the observed episode has elapsed, as the small size of respirable particles in dust may have negative effects on human health.

Employers must take appropriate measures (organizational and/or technical) after assessing any risks that their employees may face while working in open spaces, and it is recommended that workers in such spaces use appropriate means of personal protection, it added.

In detail, the latest hourly dust concentrations measured at 8:00 am in the following areas are:
Nicosia: 130 μg/m3
Limassol: 97 μg/m3
Larnaca: 75 μg/m3
Paphos: 82 μg/m3
Paralimni: 60 μg/m3
Zygi: 48 μg/m3
Ayia Marina Xyliatou: 45 μg/m3

It is noted that ‘dust’ refers to respirable particulate matter of a diameter smaller than 10 μm (PM10) in the air.

According to the relevant legislation, a limit value not to be exceeded is set for the daily average concentrations at 50 μg/m3 (micrograms per cubic meter).

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’.

 

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