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Seoul, Adjacent Metropolitan Areas Launch Preliminary Measures to Reduce Fine Dust

Seoul, Adjacent Metropolitan Areas Launch Preliminary Measures to Reduce Fine Dust

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul and its adjacent metropolitan areas kicked off preliminary measures to reduce fine dust air pollution on Monday, the first such steps taken this autumn. A set of preliminary measures are being taken in the public sector to cut fine dust in a proactive manner when there is a [...]

Committee Proposes Measures to Cut Fine Dust by 20 pct

Committee Proposes Measures to Cut Fine Dust by 20 pct

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A presidential committee on Monday suggested measures to reduce South Korea’s fine dust by up to 20 percent later this year amid growing concerns over an environmental issue that has social and diplomatic ramifications. The measures, encompassing seven areas such as industry, health and international cooperation, are expected to [...]

Panel Reviews Policy Options to Reduce Fine Dust

Panel Reviews Policy Options to Reduce Fine Dust

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s presidential panel on climate on Friday reviewed a set of public proposals to fight fine dust air pollution, including restricting high-emission diesel cars and coal power plants during the upcoming high density season from December to March. The National Council on Climate and Air Quality, chaired by [...]

9 in 10 Seoulites Support Seasonal Fine Dust Program

9 in 10 Seoulites Support Seasonal Fine Dust Program

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Nine in ten Seoulites support a seasonal fine dust restriction program, according to a recent study. The Seoul Metropolitan Government conducted an online survey of 1,000 citizens, 90.4 percent of whom said that a seasonal fine dust restriction program should be implemented. The program focuses on tackling fine dust [...]

Exposure to Air Pollution Increases the Risk of Infant Mortality

Exposure to Air Pollution Increases the Risk of Infant Mortality

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Research suggests that air pollutants including fine dust increase the risk of sudden death infant death syndrome (SIDS) for young infants. An analysis of 454 children who died of SIDS in South Korea between 2009 and 2013 found a link in which exposure to air pollution raised the risk [...]

Builders Lure Homeseekers with Built-in Air Purifiers amid Fine Dust Woes

Builders Lure Homeseekers with Built-in Air Purifiers amid Fine Dust Woes

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Various and viable tools are available for citizens here to respond to the ever-growing air pollution, and newlyweds Park Young-eun and Yeo Ryong-koo are also on the lookout for solutions to keep their home safe from fine dust. Recently, the couple who are considering buying a new apartment in [...]