Dust Episode

Announcement on the Dust in the Atmosphere of Cyprus

03/10/2016

The Department of Labour Inspection of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, announces that today, 3rd  of October 2016 at 13:00 the hourly concentration of respirable particles in ambient air with diameter less than 10 micrometers (PM10), were between the maximum value of 149 μg/m3 and minimum value of 13 μg/m3 (micrograms per cubic meter). Consequently it is expected that the average 24hour concentration will exceed the corresponding limit value of 50 μg/m3 as defined by the relative legislation. Yesterday, Sunday, 2nd of October, the average 24hour concentration of respirable particles was between 15 and 46 μg/m3 depending on the location.

 

Because of the small size of the respirable particles and their negative effect on human health, the public and especially the vulnerable groups of population (children, older people, and patients) are advised to avoid circulating outdoors and exercising in open spaces during this event.

 

More information on the measured pollutant concentrations is available online through the dedicated website maintained by DLI at www.airquality.gov.cy, and also through the free application “Air Quality Cyprus” on Google Play, currently only compatible with Android.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR INSPECTION

MINISTRY OF LABOUR, WELFARE

AND SOCIAL INSURANCE