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Air Pollution In Beijing

Current Events Presentation (Kennedy Middle School)
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Timothy Lee

on 15 January 2013

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By: Timothy Lee
Article Date: 01/12/13 Beijing Air Pollution Levels http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324235104578239142337079994.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/130112/beijing-air-pollution-hazardous-levels

http://www.epa.gov/airquality/particlepollution/designations/basicinfo.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_pollution

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PM2.5

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Smog_of_1952 Beijing's Air Pollution is hazardous. For the third day on Sunday, Beijing's air pollution was off the regular chart for PM 2.5 (Fine Particles). These particles are around 1/30th of a human hair and can penetrate into areas of the lungs that are for gas exchange. Studies show that exposure to these particles may be associated with heart and lung diseases. Under regular conditions the highest amount of PM 2.5 / square meters measured at 91. Which is a rating of Moderate on the scale PM 2.5 In the US PM 2.5 In China What has China done at the moment? Although one of the world's biggest polluters, they have closed down factories, construction sites, and even ordered official government vehicles to stay off the road. How is it like in China? CCTV Tower (Typical) CCTV Tower (Now) My Opinion I personally feel quite sad for the people there, as I know some groups of people who may be experiencing this right now. Houhai Ice-Scate Area Deaths due to Air Pollution Deaths due to Air Pollution in 2004 (Red is 250-400 million) How does this relate to history? This can be related to the "Great Smog" of 1952. In which more than 100,000 people became ill due to the air pollution. London 1952
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