Pollution in China

August 8, 2008 at 10:38 am 1 comment

Check out this article by Ned Levi on Tripso about the pollution in China.

The World Bank reports China has 20 of the 30 most polluted cites in the world …

Tuesday this week, a rain storm cleared Beijing’s air. Wednesday’s pollution index was 44. The Chinese government considers readings below 50 good, and from 51 to 100 moderate. The World Health Organization considers China’s “moderate levels” above what they consider healthy. In the week prior to the storm, the index hovered between 110 and 118, which even by China’s standards is unhealthy, and this was with China’s emergency anti-air pollution plan in effect.

Oh my gosh!  This info begs the question: Why exactly did the U.S. Olympic Committee make the cyclists apologize for wearing face masks?  In my opinion, they have nothing to apologize for.  I’d be wearing a mask every day the readings were “moderate.”

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Colleen/Osh  |  August 10, 2008 at 12:46 am

    I’d be dead if I had to live in China

    Reply

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