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Blanket of yellow dust to cover Korea, already suffering from high levels of fine dust Updated: 2018-01-18 09:57:27 KST

Turning now to an issue that's becoming an increasingly serious concern for everyone living here.
Unfortunately, we are going to have to struggle through another day of foul air here in South Korea.
Fine-dust levels are still in the unhealthy range this morning, with levels of the particulate known as PM 2.5-- (the most dangerous kind) still hovering at around 160 micrograms per cubic meter, three times higher than what the Korean government deems safe, and eight times higher than the international standard set by the World Health Organization.
And on top of that, a blanket of yellow dust from China is set to pound Korea again today, choking us even more.
Because of the terrible air, Seoul is keeping its pollution emergency measures in place for a second straight day, for the first time ever.
Citizens can ride public transport for free during the morning and evening rush hours, and public sector workers will be advised to leave their cars home.
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