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S. Korean Pro Football Adopts Rule on Fine Dust

S. Korean Pro Football Adopts Rule on Fine Dust

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s pro football governing body on Friday approved a rule on fine dust to protect the players and fans from bad air quality. The K League said its board members approved a rule that allow match officials to cancel matches when fine dust advisories are issued. According to the rule, if fine dust advisories are issued in between three hours prior to the [...]

S. Korean Football Body Adopts New Rule on Fine Dust

S. Korean Football Body Adopts New Rule on Fine Dust

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s football governing body said Monday that it has decided to allow event organizers to cancel matches when fine dust advisories or warnings are issued. The Korea Football Association (KFA) said it has notified its subordinate federations, including the K League, the operator of South Korea’s pro football league, about a new rule on fine dust. The KFA said it decided [...]

More Fine Dust Warnings Issued in 2018 Compared with Last Year amid Rising Concerns: Data

More Fine Dust Warnings Issued in 2018 Compared with Last Year amid Rising Concerns: Data

SEOUL, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — More fine dust warnings have been issued in South Korea’s central region so far this year than for the same period in 2017 amid growing public concerns over air quality, provincial government data showed Tuesday. South Korea has been struggling to deal with fine dust particles from both home [...]

S. Korean Market for Air Purifiers Rising amid Fine Dust Woes

S. Korean Market for Air Purifiers Rising amid Fine Dust Woes

SEOUL, Apr. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The market for air purifiers in South Korea is set to continue expanding going forward, industry watchers said Sunday, as more consumers are becoming concerned about fine dust levels in the air. Sales of air purifiers in the country are expected to reach around 2 million to 2.5 million [...]

Air Purification to Become Mandatory at Schools for Young and Special Needs Children

Air Purification to Become Mandatory at Schools for Young and Special Needs Children

SEJONG, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — With exposure to air pollution – in particular fine dust – a serious environmental concern in South Korea, the government announced today that it will implement regulations requiring kindergartens, elementary schools and special schools to install air purification measures in classrooms over the next three years. The Ministry of [...]

Sales of Masks, Cleansers for Babies Jump amid Growing Fine Dust Concerns

Sales of Masks, Cleansers for Babies Jump amid Growing Fine Dust Concerns

SEOUL, Apr. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of hand cleansers and laundry detergents for babies have risen sharply amid growing concerns over worsening levels of fine dust in the air, local businesses said Friday. South Korea has been suffering from worsening air pollution caused by fine dust particles emitted both at home and from China, [...]

Researchers Accelerating Efforts to Tackle Ultra-fine Dust

Researchers Accelerating Efforts to Tackle Ultra-fine Dust

SEOUL, Mar. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers are ramping up efforts to develop air purifiers and masks in their fight against ultra-fine dust. According to industry watchers, a research team at the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology has created a nanofiber-based ultra-fine dust filter that can collect particulate matter known as known [...]