The Guangdong Environmental Protection Department (GEPD) is preparing to set up a pollution warning system in an effort to protect its citizens.

GEPD said that they would use an alarm system to take measures like limiting the number of vehicles in case of serious pollution.

GEPD says it is currently studying the relation between dust and vehicle pollution. To that end, it has compiled an automotive exhaust pollution prevention rule, which has been submitted to other government agencies for approval.

Chen Guangrong, the deputy director general of GEPD, said that during the just-ended 10th Five-Year Plan period, the environmental quality of air, water and noise in Guangdong Province remained stable, but the pollution caused more serious acid rain. According to statistics, eighteen regional cities in the province suffered from acid rain in 2005.