Central News Agency’s “EPA” reports, that Tainan, Kaohsiung and most areas have particle concentrations (PM2.5) reaching red alert range. Even Kaohsiung renaissance’s “Purple explosion” rating reminds people to remember to wear a mask on New Year’s. Sensitive family members should avoid going out.

“Environmental Protection Agency” publishes daily air quality monitoring network in all regions of Taiwan air quality forecasting. Air pollution pointers are over 101, a red (bad) rating. A particle concentration (PM2.5) index of 7 or more is a very high concentration.

Due to poor atmospheric diffusion, Southwest areas (Yunlin, Chiayi, Tainan) and Pingtung (Kaohsiung, Pingtung) have a PM2.5 concentration on lower grounds, while PM2.5 on higher grounds due to poor atmospheric diffusion.

Among them, several places have reached a PM2.5 in Kaohsiung’s “Purple explosion” rating.  These places with low air quality, Tainan, Shanhua, Annan, Kaohsiung, Daliao, LinYuan, and other regions have entered the Red Alert range.

“EPA” recommends that people remember to wear masks before they leave their homes. People sensitive to poor air quality, especially elderly and those with cardiac and respiratory problems should reduce their time outdoors.