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[VIDEO NEWS] Fine-dust particles cover Korea

Jan 14,2019
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1) Due to an accumulation of PM2.5 fine-dust particles — carcinogenic particles that can cause lung cancer, heart conditions or strokes — in the atmosphere, Korea’s air has become extremely thick.

2) In Seoul, Gangwon, Chungcheong, Gwangju, Jeonbuk and many other parts of Korea, the level of fine-dust particles has been quite elevated.

3) In many parts of the nation, the air quality has merited a “very unhealthy” rating based on the National Institute of Environmental Research's (NIER) index.

4) When a high fine-dust particle warning is issued, everyone, healthy or sick, should refrain from remaining outdoors for too long.

5) NIER announced that, “during the day, the air flow will carry a high concentration of fine-dust particles south, reducing their concentration in central areas.”

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Video produced by Jeong Su-kyung
Translated by Chung Yu-soo
Edited by Liam Reilly