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Standby Generator Testing to Be Suspended on Bad Air Days

Standby Generator Testing to Be Suspended on Bad Air Days

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it aims to ban test-operations of 15,432 emergency power supply systems in government buildings and high-rise buildings across Seoul on days when air pollution warnings are issued. Standby generators supply automatic backup power for safety systems including fire protection systems and elevators during outages. [...]

Air Pollution No. 1 Cause of Concern for S. Koreans: Report

Air Pollution No. 1 Cause of Concern for S. Koreans: Report

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Air pollution was the No. 1 source of concern for South Koreans last year amid a worsening level of fine dust in the country, a report showed Monday. Air pollution scored 3.46 points out of 5 — the highest in the survey — among factors that cause concern to [...]

Air Pollution Spurs Sales of Clothes Dryers

Air Pollution Spurs Sales of Clothes Dryers

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — As South Koreans have become more reluctant to dry their laundry outdoors in the sun due to fears of toxic fine dust, demand for clothes dryers has increased, along with patent applications for the previously unpopular appliances. According to the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), patent applications for dryers [...]

S. Korean Pro Football Adopts Rule on Fine Dust

S. Korean Pro Football Adopts Rule on Fine Dust

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s pro football governing body on Friday approved a rule on fine dust to protect the players and fans from bad air quality. The K League said its board members approved a rule that allow match officials to cancel matches when fine dust advisories are issued. According to the rule, if fine dust advisories are issued in between three hours prior to the [...]