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Air pollution to be severe in central, southern Taiwan: EPA

Air pollution to be severe in central, southern Taiwan: EPA

Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) Central and southern parts of Taiwan are expected to suffer poor air quality through Tuesday due to a high concentration of pollutants in the atmosphere, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Saturday. In particular, low-lying areas across Yunlin and Chiayi counties and Tainan could be the hardest-hit, with the level of particles 2.5 microns or smaller in diameter (PM2.5) coming in as high as 9 on the 10-point scale over the next few days, the EPA said. Northern Taiwan could also experience a pollution level of up to 7 on Tuesday, the EPA said. The EPA advised the elderly and people with chest, heart or allergy problems to avoid outdoor activities. People with asthma may also need to use their inhalers more often during the period of high air pollution, the EPA said. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-25 20:49 GMT+08:00