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Sales of Dust Masks, Air Purifiers Spike on Murky Air

Sales of Dust Masks, Air Purifiers Spike on Murky Air

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of dust masks and air purifiers soared in South Korea as citizens become increasingly concerned about seasonal fine and yellow dust here, industry data showed Tuesday. Originating from deserts in southern Mongolia and northern China, the dust has been a source of concern here, particularly in the spring. [...]

South Koreans Kitchens, Playgrounds not Immune to Fine Dust Concerns

South Koreans Kitchens, Playgrounds not Immune to Fine Dust Concerns

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) – As a grey haze of fine dust continues to blanket South Korea, the epidemic is sweeping through kitchens and school playgrounds across the nation, with some schools reportedly cancelling sports days while experts warn homemakers against opening the windows for too long when cooking, in fear of letting in [...]

South Korea’s Misguided Fight Against Air Pollution

South Korea’s Misguided Fight Against Air Pollution

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – A day without a fine dust warning is rapidly becoming a rare occasion in South Korea, as a gray haze of fine particulate matter and smog continues to blanket the Korean Peninsula. Record high levels of air pollution, which easily exceed the World Health Organization’s recommended limits, grab the [...]

South Koreans Sue Seoul, Beijing Governments Over Fine Dust

South Koreans Sue Seoul, Beijing Governments Over Fine Dust

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) – South Koreans on Wednesday sued the governments of Seoul and Beijing, seeking compensation over mental distress they suffered due to fine dust, the plaintiffs said. Choi Yul, Korea’s environmentalism pioneer and president of the Korea Green Foundation, and attorney Ahn Kyung-jae filed the case with the Seoul Central District [...]

Prolonged Exposure to Ultrafine Particles May Cause Depression: Study

Prolonged Exposure to Ultrafine Particles May Cause Depression: Study

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Adding to heightened concerns in Korea over the increasing prevalence of fine dust in the atmosphere, a recent doctoral dissertation by a PhD student at Seoul National University (SNU) substantiated the repercussions of exposure to ultrafine particles on mental health.  According to SNU, medical college student Kim Kyoung-nam revealed in [...]

Air Pollution in Korea Reaches Critical Level

Air Pollution in Korea Reaches Critical Level

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) – The levels of fine dust, ultrafine dust, and Chinese ‘yellow dust’ in the Korean atmosphere have increased in recent years, posing a threat to public health. The inhalation of fine dust particles can cause bronchial problems even for healthy individuals, and can be especially harmful to patients already suffering [...]

“Filter-less” Air Purifier That Removes Ultra-fine Dusts Developed in Korea

“Filter-less” Air Purifier That Removes Ultra-fine Dusts Developed in Korea

SEOUL, April 29 (Korea Bizwire) – With an increasing number of Koreans suffering from respiratory ailments due to yellow dust from China, a local team of scientists has developed an air-cleaning technology that uses water and static electricity instead of a filter. The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials announced on April 28 that the Environmental [...]

Sunglasses Sales Rise in Fear of the Fine Dust

Sunglasses Sales Rise in Fear of the Fine Dust

SEOUL, Korea, Mar 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The sales of sunglasses have soared unseasonably “thanks to” the fine dust originating from China. According to Shinsegae Department Store, the sales of sunglasses in January and February this year have increased 29.1 percent over the same period in the previous year, which is a record high. When [...]