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, 10th of September at 11:00 the hourly concentration of respirable particles in ambient air with diameter less than 10 micrometers (PM10), were between the maximum value of 835 μg/m3 with minimum value of 90 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, Wednesday 9th of September, the average 24hour concentration of respirable particles was between 89 and 689 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.
Also it is required that the employers take the appropriate measures (organizational or technical) after assessing the risks that their employees are facing while working in open spaces.
Department of Labour Inspection
Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance