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How do we know if the air is clean?

 

LimRes3.JPG The Department of Labour Inspection (DLI) is monitoring the air quality continuously. The air quality is measured at nine sites in Cyprus using advanced instrumentation to determine the level of the different pollutants. The table below shows where the nine monitoring stations are located.

Is there a monitoring station close to the place you live?

Name of monitoring station

Location

Pafos Traffic Station

Next to the Paphos Police Central Station
Zygi Industrial Station In the village Zygi, Larnaca near an electric power plant and Vasiliko cement factory.
Agia Marina Xyliatou – EMEP The monitoring station is located between the villages of Ayia Marina and Xyliatos in Nicosia
Limassol Traffic Station The monitoring station is located in Petrou Tsirou Park in Limassol
Limassol Residential Station Corner of Ayias Sofias Street and Seyhellon Street in Limassol
Larnaca Residential station
In Aristofanous Street in Larnaca
Larnaca Traffic Station 
In Louki Pieridi Street in Larnaca
Nicosia Traffic Station
In the parking of Nicosia Police Station
Nicosia Residential Station       In the courtyard of Apostolos Loukas Elementary School, Strovolos in Nicosia


 

The pollution level at each monitoring station is estimated on the basis of measurements of a number of pollutants (ex. dust and different gases).

The pollution levels help you understand what the air quality around you means to your health. Below, there is a table with colours and health related information that accompanies them.

Pollution Level  

What does it mean?

Low Air Pollution

Enjoy the clean air!

Moderate Air pollution

Air quality is fine for most people, including children like you. However, if you know you are extra sensitive to pollution, you might want to limit the time you spend playing outside.

High Air pollution

People with heart- or lung diseases, such as asthma, active kids and grown-ups should limit how long or how hard they play or are active outside. Remember, it's important to think about how  the air quality is making you feel! If you don't feel so great, take it a little easier and limit the time you spend outside, especially in polluted areas such as near heavy trafficked roads.

Very High Air Pollution Level

People with heart- or lung diseases, such as asthma, active kids and grown-ups should not spend any time playing or being active outdoors, especially in polluted areas such as near heavy trafficked roads. Everybody else should also limit outdoor activities in polluted areas.


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