It is now winter in China, which means trademark & deadly smog. The central government recently declared their first national red alert for air quality, with pollution levels over 12 times the level recommended by the World Health Organization.
Pollution in China is deadly and causes many health problems. The number one leading death in China alone is Respiratory disease. Life expectancy is cut by six years! and many peoples lungs turn black by the time they're 40 in the most polluted areas! All due to bad air condition in China.
Air pollution isn’t an only concern in China, so is water contamination. Some rivers are so polluted that the fish in them have died, yet local populations still use them for washing clothes.
We're all gonna die!!!
Clouds in China are made of coal dust, which means even sunny days are dark with no bright white clouds.
A 2007 World Bank study claimed that outdoor air pollution causes up to 400,000 premature deaths each year, and polluted air inside homes and factories causes another 300,000.
In conclusion, air pollution in China is affecting the people who live here and their natural resources.
In March 2013, over 3,000 dead pigs floating down a major river through Shanghai, leading to widespread fears of waterborne contamination from the carcasses.
The World Bank estimated that the health effects of pollution cost China's economy upward of $100 billion per year, or 3 percent of GDP.
One nonprofit environmental group claimed in a 2011 study that 39 percent of China's seven main river basins were too polluted for general use, including 14 percent that were unfit even for industrial use.