High dust concentrations – Counts by province

Cyprus was "choked" by the dust

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High concentrations of dust are observed today, April 2, 2024, in the atmosphere according to the measurements of the ground Stations of the Air Quality Monitoring Network of the Department of Labor Inspection.

Because the dust contains small inhaled particles, which may have a negative effect on human health, the public, and especially vulnerable groups (children, the elderly and the sick), are encouraged to avoid outdoors until the phenomenon has passed.

Employers, based on the provisions of the Safety and Health at Work (Code of Practice for the Protection of Persons at Work During Dust Episodes) Decree of 2022 (K.D.P. 410/2022), must take appropriate measures (organizational or technical), after assessing the risks for their employees who are in open spaces, and the workers in such spaces are recommended to use appropriate means of personal protection.

Informatively, the last hourly dust concentration values ​​measured at 8:00 a.m. in the following areas were:

99,6 μg / m3

83,1 μg / m3

80,0 μg / m3

72,0 μg / m3

64,4 μg / m3

58,3 μg / m3

Agia Marina Xyliatou:
52,6 μg / m3

Note that "dust" means inhalable particles in the atmosphere less than 10 μm in diameter (PM10). According to the relevant legislation, the limit value refers to the average daily value and should not exceed the value of 50 μg / m3 (micrograms per cubic meter).

More information and continuous, immediate information on the results of hourly measurements can be found on the website www.airquality.gov.cy and in the application "Air Quality Cyprus", which can be installed for free on a mobile phone.