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High Emission Cars to Be Restricted for Operation in Seoul to Cut Fine Dust

High Emission Cars to Be Restricted for Operation in Seoul to Cut Fine Dust

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Vehicles in the highest emission category will be banned from running across Seoul on weekdays during the fine dust-congested winter season to help reduce the city’s fine dust levels, city officials said Monday. The decision is part of Seoul’s annual winter-season fine dust reduction campaign, marking the fifth in [...]

MRI Confirms Fine Dust Damages Brain Without Symptoms

MRI Confirms Fine Dust Damages Brain Without Symptoms

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A study has confirmed for the first time that higher exposure to fine dust raises the risk of asymptomatic cerebral infarctions and other cerebrovascular diseases. A joint research team from Seoul National University Hospital, Boramae Medical Center and the National Cancer Center conducted a study of cerebral magnetic resonance [...]

Seoul City Set to Operate Cooling Road Systems to Reduce Fine Dust

Seoul City Set to Operate Cooling Road Systems to Reduce Fine Dust

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Tuesday it will operate “cooling road systems” to lower fine dust and road temperatures during the period from April to October. Designed to cool hot roads and reduce fine dust, the system consists of small square-shaped water spray devices installed in the centerline of [...]

Institute Develops System that Filters Fine Dust from Chimney Smoke

Institute Develops System that Filters Fine Dust from Chimney Smoke

DAEJEON, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — New technology has been developed to effectively filter fine dust in the white smoke emitted from thermoelectric power plants and waste incinerating facilities. The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials said Wednesday that it had developed a system that filters contaminants in the smoke through simultaneous cooling and absorption [...]

Korea Railroad Research Institute Develops Fanless Dust Collector that Can Reduce Noise and Fine Dust

Korea Railroad Research Institute Develops Fanless Dust Collector that Can Reduce Noise and Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A state-run railway research body has developed new technology that can reduce both the noise and fine dust generated around railroad and subway tracks. The Korea Railroad Research Institute said Monday that it had developed a ‘noise reduction-type fanless dust collector.’ With a minimal thickness, the fanless dust collector [...]

Fine Dust-capturing Urban Forests Also Effective in Preventing Dispersion of Microplastics

Fine Dust-capturing Urban Forests Also Effective in Preventing Dispersion of Microplastics

DAEJEON, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Urban areas with more green spaces have a lower level of microplastics, research showed Thursday. A joint research team consisting of the National Institute of Forest Science, Seoul National University and anti-pests company Cesco, analyzed the quantity and composition of microplastics (diameter of higher than 20 micrometers, equivalent to the [...]