The Department of Labour Inspection (DLI) announced on Tuesday the launch of an application for android mobile phones, through which users will be able to receive immediate information on air quality.
According to an announcement, the DLI said that as the competent authority for air quality issues, it operates a monitoring stations network of air quality established in various locations throughout Cyprus.
“The effects of concentrations of pollutants measured in real time by the above stations, such as sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NO, NO2 and NOx), ozone (O3), carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) and benzene” are available to members of the public through the air quality website which may be found here: http://www.airquality.dli.mlsi.gov.cy/
The DLI has also prepared an application for android mobile phones “for the prompt information of workers, and vulnerable population groups”.
“Through the application any interested party may have access to information on air quality, through the pollution level map of Cyprus, as well as concentrations of pollutants per monitoring station,” it said.
Efforts are underway for the application to be available on mobile phones running ios (apple), “to cover the largest possible percentage of the population”.
The application may be found through the Google Play store; type air quality Cyprus. It requires android 4.2 version and up.