News Alerts

29 Oct 2019 | 10:39 AM UTC

South Korea: Fine dust advisory in effect in Seoul October 29

South Korea News Alert

Authorities issue fine dust advisory in Seoul October 29; situation to improve in the coming hours, days

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/29/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/30/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Seoul). COUNTRY/REGION Seoul

Event

As of Tuesday, October 29, a fine dust advisory was issued for Seoul at 05:00 (local time). According to the National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER), the concentration of PM10 fine dust which was above officially designated safe levels (150 micrograms per cubic meter of air) in 25 districts across the capital at around 04:00, fell to 125 micrograms per cubic meter at 08:00. The situation is caused by strong winds, which brought yellow dust from China and Mongolia.

Advice

Individuals present in Seoul are advised to keep abreast of the situation, limit outdoor activities until the situation normalize or wear N95 rated masks as a protection. Children and those with chronic respiratory illnesses should exercise increased caution. Individuals are advised to seek medical attention if experiencing breathing difficulties or other health concerns.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news