Air pollution in China By Christopher Robinson

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LEGACY:

China is a very huge country with 1.381 billion who live in it. The demand for fossil fuels is very high in China, which is why China has a very large amount of pollution in the air. Lao Tzu, the creator of the Tao Te Ching, said that people can not improve the world. He says the world is sacred, and if you tamper with it, it will be ruined( Lao Tzu, chapter 29). You can only reconnect with nature and the Dao to save yourself from troubles.

FACTS:

http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/campaigns/air-pollution/

PM2.5 are extremely fine particles, mainly from the combustion of fossil fuels, that have a diameter less than 2.5 micrometers. They are thought to penetrate deep into the lungs and cause long term health effects in humans. Air quality has a significant influence on human health, however, controversy still exists over the different exposure assessments and choice of air quality indicator," Zhu wrote in the report. "Depending on whether data from scattered city sites or combined satellite remote sensing was used, the impact of PM2.5 measurements on premature mortality can fluctuate from 0.35 to 1.6 million people per year."

http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/campaigns/air-pollution/. As you can see, the air pollution in China is so bad that they have to wear masks just to walk because breathing it in will harm there bodies.

On Monday, December 19th, the The PM2.5 reading in many cities in northern China, mainly in Hebei and Henan, exceeded 500 micrograms per cubic meter. In Shijiazhuang, capital of Hebei, the reading exceeded 1,000 micrograms per cubic meter at 1 p.m. Monday. Air quality has a significant influence on human health, however, controversy still exists over the different exposure assessments and choice of air quality indicator," Zhu wrote in the report. "Depending on whether data from scattered city sites or combined satellite remote sensing was used, the impact of PM2.5 measurements on premature mortality can fluctuate from 0.35 to 1.6 million people per year."

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