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Babies Living Closer to Road at Higher Risk of Bronchiolitis: Study

Babies Living Closer to Road at Higher Risk of Bronchiolitis: Study

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Babies living closer to roads are at a higher risk of having bronchiolitis, a study showed Friday, indicating a correlation between traffic-related air pollution and infantile bronchiolitis and childhood asthma. Bronchiolitis in infants mostly affects those younger than 2 months old. Signs of severe bronchiolitis include retractions and can [...]

British Anthropologist and Environmentalist Jane Goodall Doesn’t Hide Disdain for Politicians at Yeouido “Eco Talks” Event

British Anthropologist and Environmentalist Jane Goodall Doesn’t Hide Disdain for Politicians at Yeouido “Eco Talks” Event

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The woman considered the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees was in the National Assembly Meeting Hall Buildingyesterday to share her wide-ranging views on politics, global warming and pollution.1 At an event titled “Eco Talks”, Goodall sat down for a Q&A session with Ewha Women’s University professor Choi Jae Cheon before [...]

Air Purifier Market Grows amid Pollution Concerns

Air Purifier Market Grows amid Pollution Concerns

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s air purifier market has grown rapidly in recent years, industry data showed Monday, amid rising air pollution levels that have been fueled by smog and yellow dust coming from China.   Westerly winds carry smog from China, as well as yellow dust from Mongolia, to the Korean Peninsula [...]

Fine Dust Returns in 2017

Fine Dust Returns in 2017

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea suffered severe fine dust levels for the first three days of the new year, with the capital Seoul even issuing on Monday a warning for ultrafine particles for the first time since November 2015.  Warnings are typically issued when the average hourly concentration of ultrafine particles reaches [...]