Just when I thought the pollution couldn’t get any worse—the PM 2.5 index went off the scale—as the level were hazardously over 500! That’s 20 times above the safe limited recommend by the World Health Authority (WHO). Most people in Beijing have a smart phone app (like CN Air Quality) that allows them to check the pollution levels. Today, Beijing was one of the worst polluted places in China and you can see how bad the situation was in the north of the country. Pollution has always been a problem in the industrial parts of China, but when it affects Beijing it becomes headline news around the world. Hopefully this negative new coverage will help spur the government to do something about it—and soon. Otherwise with daily hazardous pollution and pictures like this, Beijing could soon be known as Greyjing.
(Blog posted by Ray on February 26, 2014. You can see the original article by following this link to rayallychina.com)