Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 4:20 PM
A Danwei reader sent this in:
Beijing's air pollution index is off the charts right now. Literally. Highest ever on record.
You can see SEPA's figures for December 12. Note that while Beijing air gets a 500, the highest figure for another city is 212, measured in Shijiazhuang, a Hebei city close to Beijing.
The SEPA chart says that the major pollutant is 'inhalable particles' (可吸入颗粒物). It is not clear if that includes dust as opposed to industrial pollutants.
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