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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 [...]

Fine Dust Pollution Drives Up Sales of Air Purifiers, Clothes Dryers

Fine Dust Pollution Drives Up Sales of Air Purifiers, Clothes Dryers

SEOUL, Mar. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Worsening fine dust pollution has changed the sales rankings of home appliances over the past three years as more people buy air purifiers and clothes dryers, industry data showed Wednesday. According to leading discount retailer E-Mart, sales of home appliances related to air pollution have jumped over the past [...]

Diesel Technology Forum Statement Regarding the ICCT and CCAC Air Pollution Study

Diesel Technology Forum Statement Regarding the ICCT and CCAC Air Pollution Study

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement regarding a new report from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) estimating health outcomes from transportation sources of emissions in urban areas around the globe. From Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel [...]

Man Arrested for Secretly Transferring Classified Technology to China

Man Arrested for Secretly Transferring Classified Technology to China

CHANGWON, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A man in his 40s who secretly transferred to China the floor plans of a facility that helps reduce air pollution owned by a Korean company has been arrested. The Gyeongnam Provincial Police Agency’s international crime investigation division said yesterday that it had arrested a 42-year-old man who was [...]