City authorities, who began releasing figures about some of the worst kinds of pollutants early last year, ordered many factories to scale back emissions and were spraying water at building sites to try to tamp down dust and dirt worsening the noxious haze hanging over the city.
Record Beijing air pollution forces warning from China officials to keep kids indoors
Their air pollution is so bad it looks like a heavy fog. I bet lung cancer rates are high in these places. 25 micrograms is what is considered safe by the World Health Organization. The US Embassy said that they measured micrograms levels at 886. These levels are considered beyond index.
Have to wonder how this will effect pollution levels in the rest of the world, can't be good.