High concentrations of dust permeated the air for a second day on Tuesday, according to measurements from stations of the Air Quality Monitoring Network operated by the department of labour inspection.
It warned again that the public and particularly any vulnerable groups such as children and the elderly avoid going outside.
Employers must also take appropriate measures for staff who work in open spaces.
In detail, the latest hourly dust concentrations are:
Nicosia: 95 mg/m3
Limassol: 103 mg/m3
Larnaca: 87 mg/m3
Paphos: 108 mg/m3
Zygi: 87 mg/m3
Ayia Marina Xyliatou: 61 mg/m3
‘Dust’ refers to respirable particulate matter of a diameter smaller than 10mm (PM10) in the air. According to the relevant legislation, a limit value not to be exceeded is set for the daily average concentrations at 50mg/m3 (microgrammes per cubic meter).
More information: www.airquality.gov.cy, and through the free mobile app ‘Air Quality Cyprus’.