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Seoul City Builds Green Healing Offices in Public Facilities

Seoul City Builds Green Healing Offices in Public Facilities

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced Thursday that ‘Green Healing Offices’ have been set up using air-purifying plants at five locations including district offices and community centers. Green Healing Offices include bio-walls and flowerpot cubicles that make use of air-purifying plants. They contribute to improved air quality in the office [...]

Seasonal Management System Greatly Reduces Ultrafine Dust Particles

Seasonal Management System Greatly Reduces Ultrafine Dust Particles

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The government’s seasonal management system for air pollution has substantially contributed to reducing the volume of ultrafine dust particles in South Korea during this winter, the Ministry of Environment said Tuesday. The ministry said the contribution rate of the seasonal management system to the reduction of ultrafine dust pollution [...]

Share of Domestic Factors Rising in Seoul’s Ultrafine Dust

Share of Domestic Factors Rising in Seoul’s Ultrafine Dust

SEOUL, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The share of domestic factors in Seoul’s ultrafine dust particles has increased over the past five years, while the ratio of China’s contribution to the local particulate pollution has been stagnant, a report showed Saturday. According to the report issued by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, homegrown pollutants were responsible [...]

Seoul’s Ultrafine Dust Density Drops 20 pct This Winter

Seoul’s Ultrafine Dust Density Drops 20 pct This Winter

SEOUL, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s ultrafine dust particles decreased 20 percent this winter, thanks to the new seasonal management system and decreased industrial activities due to the new coronavirus outbreak, the municipal government said Wednesday. According to the Seoul government, the capital’s density of ultrafine dust particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, [...]

Ultrafine Dust Causes Aging, Myeloproliferative Disorders Among Fetuses

Ultrafine Dust Causes Aging, Myeloproliferative Disorders Among Fetuses

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has found that fetuses exposed to ultrafine dust (PM2.5) air pollutants, are more likely to have disabilities after birth. PM2.5 — particles in the air smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter — are Group 1 carcinogens that penetrate into peripheral blood and affect all organs in [...]

S. Korea, China to Conduct Joint Study on Health Effects of Ultrafine Dust

S. Korea, China to Conduct Joint Study on Health Effects of Ultrafine Dust

SEOUL, Apr. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean and Chinese researchers will conduct a joint study on harmful effects of ultrafine dust particles on the human body, officials said Tuesday. The Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation of Korea said they have selected a Korea-China joint research study on the health effects of [...]