Air pollution in China.

Beijing under fog

Air pollution is the contamination of the atmosphere by gaseous, liquid, or solid substances that can endanger the health and welfare of humans or other living things or can attack materials, reduce visibility, or produce undesirable odors caused by the release of toxic or damaging particles and gases into the atmosphere. Carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxide are among the noxious gases released into the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels.

Air pollutians can damage heart, lung function, disabilities, behavioral problems, slowed growth in children, and reproductive problems, high blood pressure, and nerve disorders in adults. In fact, although large particles are a very visible form of air pollution, very small particles generally have a more negative effect on health because their smaller size gives them greater ability to penetrate lung tissue.

Air pollution levels fell in most cities in China last year. Outdoor air pollution contributes to the deaths of an estimated 1.6 million people in China every year, or about 4,400 people a day, according to a newly released scientific paper. However, the government spent billions of dollars to clean up the air. It followed that spending with two months of drastic measures, temporarily shutting factories across five provinces, suspending construction in the capital, and ordering drivers to idle their cars every other day from July to September. Even elsewhere in China, where no Olympic pollution measures were imposed, the level of dirty air is down.

Air pollution is not the only pollution on earth but it is one of the most important ones, we must take care of it and take care of our environment for future generations. Start to use less chemicals that affect the air, reduce the time we spend in our cars, don’t throw trash on the streets, etc. are a good way to start.

What can China do to improve their air pollution?

Is China the only country with high air pollution?

Which are the reasons why China is one of the countries with more air pollution?

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2 thoughts on “Air pollution in China.

  1. Air pollution in China is a massive problem. The air pollution crisis in China will lead to health concerns for citizens of the country as well as tourists. I used the website: to answer the questions on the bottom. China is the leading producer of air pollution because of the mainstream use of coal to power factories. Coal combustion produces sulfur dioxide and other toxic chemicals. These pollutants can cause cancer, heart disease, and respiratory problems. The air pollution produces acid rain that destroys crops and poisons bodies of water. The New York Times says, “The increase in global-warming gases from China’s coal use will probably exceed that for all industrialized countries combined over the next 25 years, surpassing by five times the reduction in such emissions that the Kyoto Protocol seeks.” The process for China to convert all of its factories from coal to a cleaner energy source is a necessary step to achieve a cleaner planet.

  2. After reading this blog I realized what pollution can do to our bodies and the earth. Its crazy how many people die from air pollution in china. I didn’t know that the smaller particles have a more negative affect on health than the big particles. I hope the we find a way to minimize air pollution for the future generations. To answer your question is china the only country with high air pollution I found this website:
    I learned that air pollution travels by ocean and affects the US and other countries. I hope we find a way to decrease the air pollution for the future generations.

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