SEOUL, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — In response to the growing number of fine dust warnings that have been issued in recent months, the South Korean government is taking action by issuing a set of guidelines in 13 languages on ways to deal with high levels of fine dust, in an effort to help minimize harmful health effects for foreign nationals.
The guidelines for fine dust have been published on Danuri Portal, which provides basic information about Korean life as well as the latest in the multicultural community in 13 languages, according to the Ministry of the Gender Equality & Family.
Recommendations and instructions will be given as to what can be done to prevent fine dust from causing harm, including the seven rules released by the Ministry of Environment in preparation for high levels of fine dust, in Korean, English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai and many other languages.
Some of the instructions include making sure to wash one’s hands, eyes and nose under running tap water, and consuming a sufficient quantity of water, fruit and vegetables. Cleaning living spaces with a damp towel is also recommended.
More information on how to best deal with fine dust can be obtained through an official hotline, which can be reached at 1577-1366.
“We are providing the multi-language service so that multicultural households and foreign nationals who are not familiar with the Korean language or the current environmental situation can be better prepared for fine dust,” an official at the Ministry of Gender Equality & Family said.
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