By: By Wu Hsin-yun and Elizabeth Hsu, Central News Agency
Taipei, April 10 (CNA) The concentration of fine particle pollution in Yunlin County in southern Taiwan fell to a hazardous level Sunday morning, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said, advising people with health issues such as respiratory problems and eye infections to avoid outdoor activities.
As of 10 a.m., the concentration of fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) recorded at the Lunbei and Taixi monitoring stations in Yunlin was 7 on the EPA’s sale of 1-10, according to its data.
In Xiluo Township, the level of PM2.5 pollution was 8, the highest in Taiwan at time, the EPA data showed.
Under the EPA’s PM2.5 index, pollution levels of 7 (54-58/cubic meter) and above are deemed severe enough to cause tangible discomfort and health problems. [SOURCE]