High concentrations of dust in the air on Monday

High concentrations of dust are observed in the air today, 1 November 2021, according to measurements from ground Stations of the Air Quality Monitoring Network operated by the Department of Labour Inspection.

An official press release urges the public, and particularly any vulnerable population groups (children, the elderly, and the infirm) to “avoid circulating in open spaces until the observed episode has elapsed, as the small size of respirable particles in dust may have negative effects on human health”.

It was noted that “employers must take appropriate measures (organizational and/or technical) after assessing any risks that their employees may face while working in open spaces, and it is recommended that workers in such spaces use appropriate means of personal protection”.

Source: Cyprus News Agency