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The Rise of the "Individual-Oriented Living Environment Industry"

The Rise of the "Individual-Oriented Living Environment Industry"

JEON Young-Ok

Dec. 15, 2006

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Our living environment has deteriorated significantly due to rapid industrialization and economic growth that has led to increased health threats. The rate of elementary school children with the skin condition called atopy dermatisis nearly tripled in Korea during the past 30 years because of indoor air pollution. Meanwhile, the percentage of people drinking tap water - either drinking it directly from the tap or boiling it - dropped to 44.0% in 2005 from 63.4% in 1997.


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