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17 MAGGIO 2018

05:15 - Corea del Sud

SOUTH KOREANS FEAR AIR POLLUTION MORE THAN NORTH KOREAN NUKES

(ICE) - ROMA, 17 MAG - Fine dust is the biggest threat to Koreans, according to a local survey.

The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs surveyed 3,839 people asking about their concerns on living in this country.

It showed that Koreans mostly worried about air pollution ― specifically fine dust. 

Their concerns about the aging society, low economic growth or the North Korean nuclear threat were secondary. 

The survey asked them to give one to five points on certain issues.

Air pollution received the highest number of 3.46, followed by slow economic growth at 3.38, the aging population at 3.31 and water pollution at 3.29.

Natural disasters such as floods, typhoons, earthquakes and tsunamis held the least fear for Koreans.

The survey said Koreans became highly anxious about the environment due to air pollution and fine dust. 

It added they generally perceive such environmental issues as a bigger problem than natural disasters. 

However, natural disasters and health-related issues were the biggest concerns among the elderly.

Crime and industrial disasters were the biggest problems among young people. 

Highly-educated people were worried about the environment, while people with high incomes were mostly concerned about the economy.  (ICE SEOUL)

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