By: Yeh Tzu-kang and Y.F. Low
Between late October and mid-November, there were many days in which fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) reached unhealthy levels in central and southern Taiwan, said Chang Chiao-wei (張喬維), acting director-general of Yunlin County’s Environmental Protection Bureau.
Chang said one of the reasons behind the problem was a lack of wind to disperse the pollution on the western coast, as this season’s prevailing easterly wind has been blocked by the central mountain range. [FULL STORY]