Where is the Yellow Dust coming from in South Korea?

Korean people suffer from yellow dust that came through China around this time of the year.
The yellow dust is called “ํ™ฉ์‚ฌ” [huangsa] in Korean.

I know some Chinese people who immigrated to Canada to avoid this yellow dust and smog in the air of China. We can only assume how bad it is over there. The yellow dust can contain many toxic metals sweeping by all the industrial areas of China and can cause severe lung problems.

There are many different kinds of outdoor masks to filter out the micro dust.
It’s a big sell out in South Korea.

If you want to know about the yellow dust, read the description below. ๐Ÿ™‚

Dust Storms in China

Northern China, including Beijing, and western China are struck with fierce sand storms and dust storms in late winter and early spring. The winds generally blow from west to east and kick up tens of millions of tons of top soil each day.

The storms are produced by atmospheric low pressure cells that develop over Mongolia and create windy conditions in the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts. The storms are worse when the climate is hot and dry. In 2003, the storms were less severe than usual. This was attributed mainly to more rain in the Gobi and the failure of atmospheric low pressure cells to develop over Mongolia.

The yellow dust refers not so much to the color of the dust while it is in the air but more to the film of dust left on cars, windows and other surfaces by the winds. The air and skies are usually a kind of brownish gray. Sometimes the sand mixes with snow and causes yellow snow.

Sand storms reduce visibility to less than one kilometer. The dust and sand in the air damages the lungs and irritates the eyes. Homeowners have to work to keep the dust out of their homes. Fierce sand storms, propelled by powerful winds, in Xinjiang have destroyed houses and cracked double-gazed windows.

What is particularly dangerous about the dust when it moves west is that it picks up industrial pollutants such as arsenic and dioxins and heavy metals such as copper, cadmium and lead when it passes over China’s heavily industrialized northeast and dumps these further west, sometimes in Korea and Japan.

Source: http://factsanddetails.com/china/cat10/sub64/item1149.html

๋ˆ„๋Ÿฐ ํ™๋จผ์ง€์— ์•ž์ด ์บ„์บ„โ€ฆ’์Šˆํผ ํ™ฉ์‚ฌ’ ๊ฑฑ์ •

SBS TV | ๊ธฐ์‚ฌ์ž…๋ ฅ 2014-03-16 21:35 520

์ค‘๊ตญ ๋Œ€๋ถ€๋ถ„ ์ง€์—ญ์˜ ๋‚œ๋ฐฉ์ด ์˜ค๋Š˜(16์ผ)๋กœ ๋๋‚˜๋ฉด์„œ, ์ด์ œ ์Šค๋ชจ๊ทธ ๊ฑฑ์ •์€ ์ข€ ๋œ๊ฒŒ ๋์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ๋ฐ ์˜ฌํ•ด๋Š” ํŠนํžˆ ๋” ์‹ฌํ•œ ‘์Šˆํผ ํ™ฉ์‚ฌ’๊ฐ€ ์˜ฌ ์ˆ˜๋„ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ์˜ˆ์ธก์ด ๋‚˜์™€์„œ ํฐ ๊ฑฑ์ •์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.
๋ฒ ์ด์ง• ์šฐ์ƒ์šฑ ํŠนํŒŒ์›์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

์žฌ์ž‘๋…„ ์ค‘๊ตญ ๋„ค์ด๋ฉ๊ตฌ์—์„œ ๋ฐœ์ƒํ–ˆ๋˜ ์ด๋ฅธ๋ฐ” ‘์Šˆํผ ํ™ฉ์‚ฌ’ ๋ชจ์Šต์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

[ํ™ฉ์‚ฌ ์ดฌ์˜์ž : ์†๋„๊ฐ€ ์—„์ฒญ๋‚˜๊ฒŒ ๋นจ๋ผ์š”. ํ•œ์ˆœ๊ฐ„์— ๋ชจ๋“  ๊ฒƒ์„ ์‚ผ์ผœ๋ฒ„๋ ค์š”.]

๊ฑฐ๋Œ€ํ•œ ๋ชจ๋ž˜ ํ•ด์ผ์ด ๋ฐ€์–ด๋‹ฅ์น˜๋”๋‹ˆ, ๋ˆ„๋Ÿฐ ํ™๋จผ์ง€ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ์ฑ„ ๋ช‡ ๋ฏธํ„ฐ ์•ž๋„ ๋ณผ ์ˆ˜ ์—†๊ฒŒ ๋ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.
ํ™ฉ์‚ฌ์— ์™„์ „ํžˆ ๋ฎ์ด๋ฉด์„œ ์บ„์บ„ํ•œ ์•”ํ‘ ์„ธ๊ณ„๋กœ ๋ณ€ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.
์ด๋Ÿฐ ํ™ฉ์‚ฌ๊ฐ€ ์˜ฌํ•ด๋„ ์ผ์–ด๋‚  ๊ฐ€๋Šฅ์„ฑ์ด ๋†’๋‹ค๋Š” ์šฐ๋ ค๊ฐ€ ์ œ๊ธฐ๋˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.
์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋‚˜๋ผ์— ์˜ํ–ฅ์„ ๋ฏธ์น˜๋Š” ํ™ฉ์‚ฌ์˜ ์ฃผ ๋ฐœ์›์ง€์ธ ์ค‘๊ตญ ๋„ค์ด๋ฉ๊ตฌ์™€ ๋™๋ถ ์ง€์—ญ์— ์˜ฌ ๋“ค์–ด ๋ด„ ๊ฐ€๋ญ„์ด ๊ทน์‹ฌํ•˜๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.
์ด ์ง€์—ญ์—์„œ ์ง„ํ–‰ ์ค‘์ธ ์‚ฌ๋ง‰ํ™”๋กœ ํ† ์–‘ ์† ์ˆ˜๋ถ„๋Ÿ‰์ด ์˜ˆ๋…„์— ๋น„ํ•ด ํ›จ์”ฌ ์ ์€ ๊ฒƒ์œผ๋กœ ์กฐ์‚ฌ๋์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

[ํ•œ๋‘ฅ๋ฆฐ/์ค‘๊ตญ ์ง€์งˆ๊ณผํ•™์› ์—ฐ๊ตฌ์› : ๊ฐ•์ˆ˜๋Ÿ‰๊ณผ ๊ฐ•์„ค๋Ÿ‰์ด ๋งค์šฐ ์ ์–ด ํ™ฉ์‚ฌ ๋ฐœ์ƒ ์กฐ๊ฑด์ด ๊ฐ–์ถฐ์กŒ์ฃ . ๋ถ์„œํ’๋งŒ ๋ถˆ๋ฉด ํ™ฉ์‚ฌ๊ฐ€ ์ผ์–ด๋‚  ๊ฒ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.]

๊ฒŒ๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ํ™ฉ์‚ฌ๋Š” ์ค‘๊ตญ ํ™”๋ถ ๊ณต์—…์ง€๋Œ€๋ฅผ ๊ฑฐ์ณ ํ•œ๋ฐ˜๋„๋กœ ๋‚ ์•„์˜ต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.
๋”ฐ๋ผ์„œ ํ™ฉ์‚ฌ๊ฐ€ ์ตœ๊ทผ ๋ฌธ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๋˜๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š” ๋ฏธ์„ธ๋จผ์ง€์™€ ๊ฒน์น  ๊ฒฝ์šฐ ์ธ์ฒด์— ๋ฏธ์น  ์•…์˜ํ–ฅ์€ ๋”์šฑ ํด ๊ฒƒ์œผ๋กœ ์˜ˆ์ƒ๋ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.
๊ฒŒ๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ์˜ค๋Š” 5์›”๊นŒ์ง€๋Š” ํ™ฉ์‚ฌ ๋ฐœ์›์ง€์— ํฐ ๋น„๊ฐ€ ์˜ค์ง€ ์•Š์„ ๊ฒƒ์ด๋ผ๊ณ  ์˜ˆ๋ณด๋˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด ๋Œ€ํ˜• ํ™ฉ์‚ฌ๊ฐ€ ๋ฐœ์ƒํ•  ๊ฑฐ๋ผ๋Š” ์šฐ๋ ค๋ฅผ ๋”์šฑ ํ‚ค์šฐ๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

(์˜์ƒ์ทจ์žฌ : ์ด๊ด€์ผ)

Source: http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=shm&sid1=104&oid=055&aid=0000274099&cid=512473&iid=48752487