The Labor Inspection Department's measurements
High concentrations of dust are observed in the atmosphere today, according to the measurements of the Ground Stations of the Air Quality Monitoring Network of Department of Labor Inspection.
A notice from the Department of Labor Inspection states that because the dust contains small-sized respirable particles, which may have a negative effect on human health, the public and especially vulnerable population groups (children, the elderly and the sick) are urged to avoid circulating in open spaces until to pass the phenomenon.
Employers, based on the provisions on Safety and Health at Work, are asked to take appropriate measures, after assessing the risks for their employees who are in open spaces, and workers in such spaces are recommended to use appropriate personal protective equipment.< /p>
For information, the last hourly dust concentration values measured at 9:00 in the following areas were in Nicosia 103.3 µg/m3, in Limassol 80.2 μg/m3, in Larnaca 89.3 μg/m3, in Paralimni 107.4 μg/m3, in Paphos 35.7 μg/m3, in Zygi 91.3 μg/m3 and in Agia Marina Xyliatou 39, 7 μg/m3.
More information can be found on the website www.airquality.gov.cy and on the “Air Quality Cyprus” application.