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12 stations flash red pollution alerts in central, southern Taiwan

Due to poor diffusion conditions and an accumulation of pollutants, the air quality in central and southern Taiwan is still poor with harmful levels of pollution reported in 30 air quality monitoring stations, 12 of which are flashing red alerts. … Continue reading

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Air pollution may be linked to heightened mouth cancer risk: High levels of fine particulate matter and to lesser extent, ozone, may be key

High levels of air pollutants, especially fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and to a lesser extent, ozone, may be linked to a heightened risk of developing mouth cancer, suggests the first study of its kind, published online in the Journal of … Continue reading

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Poor air quality recorded in most of western Taiwan

The air quality in most parts of western Taiwan on Wednesday was generally rated “unhealthy,” prompting state-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) to reduce the output of two coal-fired power plants to cut air pollution emissions. As of noon, the Environmental … Continue reading

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Taiwan to phase out fuel-powered motorcycles

Facing great air pollution pressure, Taiwan aims to phase out fuel-powered motorbikes by 2035. With a population of some 23 million, Taiwan is home to about 14 million motorcycles, the highest density of motorcycles in the world. It is estimated … Continue reading

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Central, southern Taiwan blanketed by air pollution

The air quality in parts of central and southern Taiwan was generally rated “unhealthy” Wednesday because of a lack of wind to disperse atmospheric pollutants, according to the Environmental Protection Administration’s Taiwan Air Quality Monitoring Network. As of noon, the … Continue reading

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Red air pollution alert expands across northern Taiwan

By Wednesday evening, parts of Taipei City and New Taipei City were also covered by an expanding red pollution alert, meaning the air quality would affect all parts of the population, the Environmental Protection Administration said. On a warm day … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to poorer quality sperm

Air pollution, particularly levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), is associated with poorer quality sperm, suggests research published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Although the size of the effect is relatively small in clinical terms, given how widespread air … Continue reading

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Firms face fines after new monitors detect pollutants 

Following the installation of 100 small air-quality monitors in Taoyuan’s Kuanyin Industrial Park (觀音工業區), two factories are being prosecuted for violating air pollution and waste disposal regulations, Environmental Protection Administration officials said yesterday. The action is part of the agency’s … Continue reading

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