Beijing’s Air Is Cleaner, But…

I’ve had a few posts on air pollution in Beijing, including last week’s post on indoor air pollution. Yesterday’s New York Times has a nice review article (link below) about the state of Beijing’s air. Here’s a snippet:

…Beijing’s air remains far from pristine by any measure. The average concentration of particulates in city air during 2008, for example, was six times the ideal standard recommended by the World Health Organization. Indeed, Beijing has yet to meet the W.H.O.’s interim air standards for developing countries — or even the less stringent standards posted by China’s national government.

Yet if the air remains bad, experts say, the trend toward clearer skies is both steady and undeniable…

Article: Beijing’s Air Is Cleaner, but Far From Clean – NYTimes.com.


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