Longshan Temple to limit incense burning starting May 5

Focus Taiwan
Date: 17/03/06 23:05:44
By: Liang Pei-chi and Lilian Wu

Taipei, March 6 (CNA) Longshan Temple (龍山寺), one of Taipei’s most popular temples

(CNA file photo)

with worshippers, has decided to limit the number of incense sticks worshippers can burn to one stick starting May 5 in an effort to curb PM2.5 particulates.

The burning of incense releases PM2.5 pollutants and other possibly carcinogenic materials into the air, and temple authorities have decided to limit the number of incense sticks that an individual can burn to one, temple vice chairman Huang Shu-wei (黃書瑋) said Monday.

Huang said the temple will inform worshippers of the new policy and encourage them to go around the temple and worship all gods and goddesses before placing their incense stick in an incense burner at the end of their tour of worship.   [FULL  STORY]

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