今日のNHK WORLD Englishより
福岡市では今年の夏から汚染情報をメーリングシステム（ a disaster-prevention e-mailing system）等を通して市民に知らせるそうです。
Fukuoka beginning forecast on pollution from China
As air pollution in China gets worse, Fukuoka City in southwestern Japan will begin forecasting the density of polluting substances coming from China. The city will begin alerting residents as early as this summer and will call on them to be cautious.
Air pollution in Beijing remains a serious issue. The density of PM 2.5, which is fine particulate matter contained in diesel exhaust and industrial smoke, has reached more than 20 times Tokyo's annual level. The particles can cause asthma and bronchitis.
As the air-polluting substances could be carried by westerlies from China, people in Fukuoka City have been voicing concerns about the potential effects on their health.
Fukuoka City already has 6 particle-measuring posts. It plans to set up 3 more posts at different locations. The City officials say the goal is to establish health standards after hearing opinions from experts.
When the amount of polluting substances in the air is forecast to exceed the standards, residents will be urged to take precautions with messages sent through a disaster-prevention e-mailing system.
Fukuoka City officials say they are the first in Japan to start forecasting air pollution caused by polluting substances coming to Japan from China.