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Seoulites Have Lower Pulmonary Function than Jeju Residents: Study

Seoulites Have Lower Pulmonary Function than Jeju Residents: Study

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has revealed that people who live in areas with high fine dust levels have pulmonary functions that are significantly lower than normal. Seoulites were found to 3.48 percent lower lung capacity than their Jeju counterparts, who are exposed to less fine dust. This is according to [...]

Let’s Stop Fine Dust: Gyeonggi Office of Education Proposes Air Dome for Students

Let’s Stop Fine Dust: Gyeonggi Office of Education Proposes Air Dome for Students

SEOUL, Jul. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Last year, schools in Gyeonggi Province had an average of seven days when outdoor gym classes were cancelled and replaced with indoor activities due to poor air quality. As students have less frequent access to outdoor activities due to external factors, they may not end up getting all the [...]

Distinct Patterns in Online Buying Behavior Detected

Distinct Patterns in Online Buying Behavior Detected

SEOUL, Jul. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – According to Shinsegae Mall, the top trending words for shopping in the first half of the year were “30s mom,” “mobile,” “fine dust products” and “shopping at 10 p.m.” The shopping mall giant announced women in their 30s were the top users of the company’s online shopping website. Sales [...]

Fine Dust Leads to Lifestyle Changes for South Koreans

Fine Dust Leads to Lifestyle Changes for South Koreans

SEOUL, Jul. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — “Fine dust has changed the lifestyle of Koreans completely,” claims an analytical report based on big data released by Innocean Worldwide, an advertising agency. The report states that worsening air pollution has changed all six categories closely related to people’s lives: clothing, food, home, car, leisure, and beauty. The [...]

Photocatalytic Substance Applied to Pavement to Fight Fine Dust

Photocatalytic Substance Applied to Pavement to Fight Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government revealed yesterday that it had paved sections of the city’s roads in Gangnam with a photocatalytic substance that will help filter nitrogen oxide, one of the harmful components of fine dust. The work took place between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. yesterday on roads surrounding [...]