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AIR POLLUTION IN CHINA IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM

Air pollution causes illness. 7 of 10 most polluted cities are in China。

AIR POLLUTION IN FIGURES:

Days with unhealthy air in Beijing from 2008-2014 (in % according to U.S. standards) Nearly 50%
Economic damage in 2012*:1.08 billion USD
Premature deaths in 2012*: 8572*
Blood-lead levels of children in China that exceed WHO limit (in %): 34%
Premature deaths due to indoor air pollution in China per year: About 300,000
*in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Xi’An.