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Fine Dust Increases Mortality Among Those Suffering from Respiratory Illnesses

Fine Dust Increases Mortality Among Those Suffering from Respiratory Illnesses

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study revealed that fine dust and ultrafine dust can be critical to the survival of respiratory patients. Higher fine dust levels typically result in more patients being hospitalized for various respiratory diseases, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung cancer, and increased the death rate [...]

KT Launches Mobile App for Fine Dust Map

KT Launches Mobile App for Fine Dust Map

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s leading telecommunications company, said Monday it launched an air quality monitoring application to provide detailed information on fine dust across the nation. The new mobile app, Air Map Korea, provides real-time information on fine-dust levels and suggests useful information for daily lives to address rising [...]

Special Law Takes Effect Friday to Tackle Fine Dust Pollution

Special Law Takes Effect Friday to Tackle Fine Dust Pollution

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A special law on fighting fine dust pollution will take effect in South Korea on Friday, establishing the legal grounds for local governments to impose mandatory restrictions on coal power plants and other heavy emitters of dust particles, the Ministry of Environment said Thursday. The Special Act on Particulate [...]

Fine Particulate Matter and Warm Weather Contribute to Mental Illness

Fine Particulate Matter and Warm Weather Contribute to Mental Illness

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — While the harmful effects of fine dust on the human body are being revealed, one analysis shows that fine particulate matter increases emergency hospitalization for mental illness. The connection between fine dust and mental illness is more pronounced when the weather is warmer than when it is cold, thus [...]

Seoul City Gov’t Launches Tree-planting Contest to Combat Fine Dust

Seoul City Gov’t Launches Tree-planting Contest to Combat Fine Dust

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Thursday that it will hold a public contest to find suitable locations to plant trees that will absorb fine dust until the end of February. There is no restriction to where the trees can be placed, as long as they are properly planted. [...]

External Sources Account for 75 pct of S. Korea’s Fine Dust Pollution

External Sources Account for 75 pct of S. Korea’s Fine Dust Pollution

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — External sources accounted for 75 percent of South Korea’s ultrafine dust air pollution in January, a state-run environment agency said Wednesday. South Korea saw a drastic rise in the average level of ultrafine dust particles, those smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, in between Jan. 11 and 15. According [...]