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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 [...]

Chemical Firms Suspected of Manipulating Fine Dust Emission Data

Chemical Firms Suspected of Manipulating Fine Dust Emission Data

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Chemical companies are alleged to have colluded with air pollutant measurement firms to manipulate data on emissions of fine dust, the environment ministry said Wednesday. A total of 235 chemical factories located in the Yeosu industrial complex were found to have plotted with four measurement agencies in rigging data [...]

Tree Native to S. Korea’s Jeju Island Improves Air Quality: Institute

Tree Native to S. Korea’s Jeju Island Improves Air Quality: Institute

SEOUL, Apr. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A state-run research body said Thursday it will plant more trees indigenous to South Korea’s largest island of Jeju as the tree is confirmed to have lowered the concentration of harmful PM2.5 particles indoors. The Institute of Biological Resources, affiliated with the environment ministry, implemented a pilot project from [...]

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 [...]

S. Korea, China to Conduct Joint Study on Health Effects of Ultrafine Dust

S. Korea, China to Conduct Joint Study on Health Effects of Ultrafine Dust

SEOUL, Apr. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean and Chinese researchers will conduct a joint study on harmful effects of ultrafine dust particles on the human body, officials said Tuesday. The Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation of Korea said they have selected a Korea-China joint research study on the health effects of [...]

Seoul to Establish Central Agency to Tackle Fine Dust

Seoul to Establish Central Agency to Tackle Fine Dust

SEOUL, Apr. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will be establishing two new agencies that will specialize in addressing the fine dust problem that has been worsening in South Korea. The Fine Dust Task Force Headquarters and Research and Policy Advisory Committee will begin operations on Monday, the city government announced. The [...]

Yellow Sand Phenomenon Observed in Western S. Korea

Yellow Sand Phenomenon Observed in Western S. Korea

SEOUL, Apr. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Yellow sand was observed on an island off the western coast of South Korea early Friday, the Korea Meteorological Administration said. The meteorological phenomenon, which originated in northeastern China and Inner Mongolia the previous day, arrived at Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea and is expected to affect many [...]