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We have observed an increase in particulate levels – EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana has informed the general public of its observance of an increase in particulate levels ( dust levels) from their monitoring sites since December 13, 2023.

According to the EPA, the monitoring was done due to the onset of the harmattan season as indicated by the Ghana Meteorological Agency’s Harmattan Advisory updates.

The Environmental Protection Agency through a public notice has entreated vulnerable groups especially the elderly, children, pregnant women, people with asthma and related allergies and other persons with underlying health conditions to reduce outdoor activities where necessary.

The general public has also been advised to take all necessary precautionary measures to stay safe by using pollution masks, desisting from open burning of wastes and other materials, sprinkling water on dusty surfaces before sweeping and vehicle users reducing speeding on untarred roads to reduce dust emissions.

They have therefore  assured the public of their willingness to continue with the monitoring of the situation and promptly provide new updates.

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