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S. Korean Adults Read 7.5 Books Every Year, Down by 1.9 Books Since 2017

S. Korean Adults Read 7.5 Books Every Year, Down by 1.9 Books Since 2017

SEOUL, March 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean adults are reading fewer books as video platforms such as YouTube and Netflix continue to replace them. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism reported on Wednesday that South Korean adults read an average of 7.5 books, both paper and electronic editions combined, every year. Compared to [...]

Study Shows 7 in 10 S. Korean Adults Like Children’s Goods

Study Shows 7 in 10 S. Korean Adults Like Children’s Goods

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has revealed that more than 70 percent of South Korean adults over 20 years of age have ‘kidult’ tendencies. Gmarket, a South Korean online shopping mall, conducted a survey of 710 customers, 73 percent of whom said they like products made for children. Among the respondents, [...]

S. Korean Adults Have Twice as Much Lead, Mercury in Bodies as Youths: Study

S. Korean Adults Have Twice as Much Lead, Mercury in Bodies as Youths: Study

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean adults have twice the level of harmful toxic chemicals in their bodies as youths, the Ministry of Environment said Wednesday, citing a state laboratory’s research. According to the National Institute of Environmental Research’s study on 6,167 South Korean people from 2015 to 2017, the blood lead level [...]