China Air Pollution Triple WHO Recommended Levels in First Half

No reporter seems to want to ask where the bodies are.

Bloomberg reports:

Air pollution in China’s largest cities, as measured by the concentration of fine particulates that pose the greatest health risk, was three-times worse in the first half of the year than levels advised by the World Health Organization.

The average concentration of PM2.5 particulates in 74 cities monitored by China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection was 76 micrograms per cubic meter in the first six months, the agency said in a statement today. That compares with the WHO’s recommendation of no higher than 25 for day-long exposure.

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