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Gov’t to Ban Radioactive Material in Consumer Products

Gov’t to Ban Radioactive Material in Consumer Products

SEOUL, Mar. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will ban using radioactive materials in consumer goods this year following public concerns over radon gas emitted from various products, the government said Tuesday. The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission said the government finalized this year’s policy aimed at preventing a recurrence of radon contamination concerns, including [...]

Spending on Education, Hobbies Rise amid 52-hour Workweek Policy in 2018

Spending on Education, Hobbies Rise amid 52-hour Workweek Policy in 2018

SEOUL, Mar. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean workers’ spending on education and hobbies increased last year, due largely to the implementation of the government’s 52-hour workweek policy, government data showed Sunday Total household spending on private education came to 42.24 trillion won (US$37.15 billion) last year, up 3.22 percent from a year earlier, according [...]

Car Air Purifier Sales Surge on Fine Dust Worries

Car Air Purifier Sales Surge on Fine Dust Worries

SEOUL, Mar. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Spike in fine dust concentrations have caused sales of air purifiers for automobiles to soar amid rising consumer health concerns, local retailers said Sunday. Data provided by E-Mart Inc., South Korea’s largest discount hypermarket chain, showed sales of vehicle dust filtering products skyrocketing 1,046 percent on-year in the March [...]

Seoul City to Refinish Public Buildings with Paint That Dissolves Fine Dust

Seoul City to Refinish Public Buildings with Paint That Dissolves Fine Dust

SEOUL, Mar. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A photocatalytic paint that absorbs fine dust will be applied to public buildings in Seoul for the very first time. The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Thursday that it will repaint the outer walls of the Cinematheque Seoul Art Cinema located in Jung District with photocatalytic paint. “Once we [...]

Fine Dust Can Infiltrate the Skin: Study

Fine Dust Can Infiltrate the Skin: Study

SEOUL, Mar. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — As one of some of the worst air pollution ever has swept across South Korea for six straight days, many people are particularly concerned for their health. A recent study revealed that continuous exposure to ultrafine dust can infiltrate facial pores and quicken the aging process, resulting in facial [...]

Samsung Electronics to Expand Paternal and Child-care Leave to Promote Childbirth

Samsung Electronics to Expand Paternal and Child-care Leave to Promote Childbirth

SEOUL, Mar. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. announced plans to expand paternal leave and childcare leave to meet the government’s policy to promote childbirth. Samsung Electronics recently decided to offer as much as 20 days of paid leave if an employee’s wife gives birth to twins, effective this month. The current welfare policy [...]