By: Christie Chen
Taipei, Oct. 29 (CNA) Air quality in southern Taiwan reached hazardous levels on
Saturday, with the key indicator of fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM 2.5) hitting the highest level of 10 in Kaohsiung, Pingtung and Tainan, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said.
The poor air quality was caused by a lack of wind to disperse atmospheric pollutants, the EPA said, urging residents in southern Taiwan who are sensitive to bad air to avoid outdoor activities.
As of 1 p.m., concentrations of PM2.5 reached level 10 in Pingtung City, Pingtung County’s Chaozhou Township, Kaohsiung’s Fengshan and Renwu Districts and Tainan’s Shanhua and Xinying Districts, according to readings from EPA stations in those areas. [FULL STORY]