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Presidential Council Argues That Public Opinion Incorrectly Blames China for Air Pollution

Presidential Council Argues That Public Opinion Incorrectly Blames China for Air Pollution

SEOUL, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Council on Climate and Air Quality, South Korea’s pan-national body on fine dust air pollution, released a statement claiming that public opinion relies too much on criticizing China based on incorrect information related to air pollution and fine particulate matter. “South Korean citizens are finding it difficult [...]

Seoul Seeks to Launch Int’l Organ to Tackle Fine Dust Pollution

Seoul Seeks to Launch Int’l Organ to Tackle Fine Dust Pollution

SEOUL, Jun. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul city government on Tuesday announced a plan to launch an international organization to tackle serious fine dust issues by expanding the functions of an existing anti-air pollution body among East Asian cities. “We plan to expand the number of the members of the East Asia Clean Air [...]

45 pct of S. Korean Children Have Experienced Health Issues Caused by Air Pollution

45 pct of S. Korean Children Have Experienced Health Issues Caused by Air Pollution

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 1 in 2 children in South Korea have experienced health issues caused by fine dust, and 3 out of 10 have missed official outdoor events, such as going to school or going on school trips, when fine dust levels were severely high. The Korea Institute for Health and [...]

Primary Metal Industries Emit Air Pollution-causing Fine Particles Most: Gov’t Data

Primary Metal Industries Emit Air Pollution-causing Fine Particles Most: Gov’t Data

SEOUL, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Primary metal industries, including steel manufacturing and cement, were the largest source of air pollution-causing fine particles among industries as of 2015, government data showed Thursday. The data, submitted by the environment ministry to ruling party lawmaker Shin Chang-hyun, said the industries topped the list of fine particle sources [...]

Air Pollution Triggers Drop in Spending, Increase in Use of Dry Cleaners

Air Pollution Triggers Drop in Spending, Increase in Use of Dry Cleaners

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — On days when there is a lot of news about fine dust, card payments at resorts and condominiums typically decrease by more than 30 percent, according to a recent study. Hana Institute of Finance, a research unit of Hana Financial Group Inc., published a report on Wednesday titled “Changes [...]

More Patients with Respiratory Ailments Use Ambulances amid Severe Air Pollution

More Patients with Respiratory Ailments Use Ambulances amid Severe Air Pollution

SEOUL, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of cases in which emergency responders drove ambulances to take people affected by respiratory ailments to hospitals rose to a five-year high in the first quarter of the year amid an onslaught of worsened air pollution, government data showed Wednesday. The data from the National Fire Agency [...]

Air Pollution Causes 17,000 Deaths in S. Korea in 2017: Study

Air Pollution Causes 17,000 Deaths in S. Korea in 2017: Study

SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Poor air quality caused more than 17,000 deaths in South Korea in 2017, more than 90 percent of which resulted from the onslaught of harmful PM2.5 particles, a study released by a U.S. civic group showed Thursday. The “State of Global Air 2019″ report, published by the Health Effects [...]

Pregnant Women Exposed to Air Pollution More Likely to Give Birth Prematurely

Pregnant Women Exposed to Air Pollution More Likely to Give Birth Prematurely

SEOUL, Mar. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that pregnant women living in areas suffering from severe fine dust are 1.57 times more exposed to the dangers of giving birth to a premature infant. Premature infants are babies born before 37 completed weeks of gestation. A researchers said that they have found [...]