New Year’s Eve’s revelers urged to wear masks amid poor air quality

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/12/31
By: Chang Ming-hsuan and Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) Those who plan to celebrate New Year’s Eve countdown 13401622parties outdoors should wear masks due to expected extremely poor air quality, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) warned Thursday.

The index for fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) could hit a hazardous level 10 in northern Taiwan and outlying Kinmen and Matsu overnight, according to the EPA.

Level 10 on the 10-tier index represents PM2.5 concentrations of over 70 micrograms per cubic meter and is considered very high.     [FULL  STORY]

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