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High-emission Vehicles to be Restricted from Downtown Seoul

High-emission vehicles will be restricted from the center of Seoul beginning in July this year, as part of the municipal government’s new policy measures to reduce fine dust pollution in the capital, it was announced Monday. Grade 5 emission vehicles, … Continue reading

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Korea has worst air of advanced economies, report shows

Korea has the worst air quality of any advanced country, with its fine dust level soaring over the past 17 years, according to an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report released Sunday. The report shows Korea had the … Continue reading

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Higher ozone, lower humidity levels associated with dry eye disease 

In a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology, Dong Hyun Kim, M.D., of Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea and colleagues examined the associations between outdoor air pollution and dry eye disease in a Korean population. Air pollution is … Continue reading

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Urban air pollution: What are the main sources across the world? 

Particulate matter (PM) in the air can enter the human body, affecting the cardiovascular system as well as other major organs. Chronic exposure leads to a number of health risks. Researchers have identified the main categories of PM in urban air … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Now Threatening Health Worldwide

Humanity is losing the battle for clean air. Despite decades of efforts to combat it, air pollution is taking a growing toll on human health, the environment, and the economy, according to a new Worldwatch Institute study. Once primarily an … Continue reading

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Environment Ministry Implements Tough Measures to Prevent Neighborhood Air Pollution

When you fill up your car at a gas station, you can easily smell the gasoline. However, the smell of the oil mist includes toxic materials, and they can severely damage the air quality in the surrounding neighborhood. To reduce … Continue reading

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Worst yellow dust blankets peninsula

The year’s worst yellow dust hit much of the nation Sunday, prompting the authorities to issue health warnings against the sandy, chemical-laden wind from China. The Korea Meteorological Administration issued yellow dust advisories in Seoul and 16 cities and counties … Continue reading

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Ministry of Environment Launches “My Town Air Quality” App

The Ministry of Environment announced that it is launching an upgraded version of “My Town Air Quality,” a smartphone application that provides air quality information and PM10 or finer dust forecasts. The app is interlinked with AirKorea.or.kr, which is operated … Continue reading

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