By: Wu Hsin-yun and Kuo Chung-han
Taipei, Jan. 30 (CNA) Air quality was designated “unhealthy” for residents of Kaohsiung’s Zuoying District and the offshore island of Kinmen as of 2 p.m. on Monday, according to the Environmental Protection Administration’s (EPA) Taiwan Air Quality Monitoring Network.
“Unhealthy” denotes an air quality index (AQI) reading of 151-200, while unhealthy for sensitive groups indicates an AQI of 101-150, according to the network.
Air quality was unhealthy for sensitive groups (orange alert level) in areas of Taoyuan and Hsinchu in northern Taiwan, Changhua and Yunlin counties in central Taiwan, Chiayi County, Tainan and Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan as of 2 p.m, according to the EPA network.
As of 5:00 p.m, there was no red alert level (unhealthy) in force in Taiwan, though parts of Nantou and Yunlin counties in central Taiwan and areas in Chiayi county and city, Tainan and Kaohsiung remained on orange alert, according to the network. [FULL STORY]