“Today’s haze is pretty severe and choking…”
An article from PollutionEquipmentNews.com, titled “Chinese Smog Levels Exceed W.H.O. Particulate Maximums by 50 Times”, discusses how PM2.5 levels peaked as high as 1,400 micrograms in parts of Shenyang, China over the weekend. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended maximum is an average of 25 micrograms in a 24-hour period. According to the article, this is the highest PM2.5 level ever recorded. They are attributing the pollution to greater power consumption, fueled by coal, used in the winter for heating. Statistics show that China used almost 4.3 billion tons of coal in 2013 alone, and some areas do not have a consumption cap.
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