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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 12-11-14

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


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  • [01] Department of Labour Inspection announces the results of the EU

    LIFE project


  • [01] Department of Labour Inspection announces the results of the EU LIFE project

    Department of Labour Inspection has announced the results of the European Project LIFE funded by the European Commission which aims to assess the quality of the air. According to an official announcement issued on Tuesday, the description of air quality is based on the assessment of chemical analysis' results of particulate matter (PM10) in special filters. Particulate matter (PM10) are tinny solid or liquid substances of less than ten micrometers in diameter existing in the atmosphere from natural (desert dust, sea-spray, volcanoes) or anthropogenic (combustion, traffic) sources. They can easily be inhaled by humans causing significant health effects.

    Such particles are suspected to be major contributors to respiratory diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but also to cardio-vascular diseases in sensitive population groups. In addition, according to the announcement , they have significant environmental impact to global warming and clouds' formation, thus influencing water cycle.

    Therefore, the interest on PM has widely increased the last years. In January 2011, the Department of Labour started the implementation of a three-year LIFE project funded by the EU, which aims to assess the PM10 contribution between natural and anthropogenic sources. For this purpose, thousand filter samples of PM10 were collected from rural, urban and traffic areas, all over Cyprus.


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