Dangerous Breathing

PM2.5: Measuring the human health and economic impacts on China's largest cities

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Publication - 2012-12-18
This is a summary of a report that studies the health risks and economic loss linked to PM2.5 in four major Chinese cities, and assesses the potential public health and economic benefits given effective improvement of PM2.5 pollution control under different scenarios. It is the first of its kind, based on currently available research findings and data in relation to PM2.5 in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi’an and Beijing, respectively elected as four major cities in Eastern, Southern, Western, and Northern China.

This is a summary of a report that studies the health risks and economic loss linked to PM2.5 in four major Chinese cities, and assesses the potential public health and economic benefits given effective improvement of PM2.5 pollution control under different scenarios. It is the first of its kind, based on currently available research findings and data in relation to PM2.5 in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi’an and Beijing, respectively elected as four major cities in Eastern, Southern, Western, and Northern China.

According to statistics from China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), cities in China’s Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta, and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region suffer over 100 haze days every year, with PM2.5 (particles with an aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 μm) concentration two to four times above the World Health Organization guidelines. The effects of PM2.5-related air pollution extend beyond haze days, also leading to systemic damage to the health of the human body.

At the end of 2011 heated public discussion and media attention over PM2.5 led to its installation as a new national indicator for air quality monitoring, in an era of incredibly high pollution levels and an ever-increasing area of contamination. 

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Habibur Rahman says:

well here are the real solutions firstly is to reduce exhaust emissions


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivNMTMBKb2o&list=PLAOjh...

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Habibur Rahman says:

well here are the real solutions firstly is to reduce exhaust emissions


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivNMTMBKb2o&list=PLAOjh...

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Habibur Rahman says:

well here are the real solutions firstly is to reduce exhaust emissions


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivNMTMBKb2o&list=PLAOjh...

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Habibur Rahman says:

well here are the real solutions firstly is to reduce exhaust emissions


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivNMTMBKb2o&list=PLAOjh...

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Habibur Rahman says:

well here are the real solutions firstly is to reduce exhaust emissions


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivNMTMBKb2o&list=PLAOjh...

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DVictoria Samuelle Isaiah says:

Is it because a lot of those living in mountainous areas of China still uses wood for fuel? I need anybody's feedback.

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