Announcement on the Dust in the Atmosphere of Cyprus
The Department of Labour Inspection of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, announces that today, 6th of November at 12:00 the hourly concentration of respirable particles in ambient air with diameter less than 10 micrometers (PM10), were between the maximum value of 115 μg/m3 and minimum value of 47 μg/m3. Consequently it is expected that the average 24hour concentration will exceed the corresponding limit value of 50 μg/m3 (micrograms per cubic meter), as defined by the relative legislation. Yesterday, Thursday 5th of November, the average 24hour concentration of respirable particles was between 35 and 79 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, old people and patients) are advised to avoid the outdoors and exercising in open spaces during this event.
Department of Labour Inspection
Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance