China Sells Canned Air in Polluted Beijing. {Video}

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on Feb 19, 2013
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clean air

This is not a joke.

According to Europe China Daily, PM2.5 matter—fine, articulate matter emitted by motor vehicles, which causes health problems like lung irritation, coughing, sneezing and even heart problems—touched 886 micrograms per cubic meter (measurements by the US embassy in Beijing). This is 35 times the prescribed limit by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

PM2.5 levels reached 1500 in Beijing during Chinese New Year 2012.

The extreme pollution led to extreme measures, as shown in this video.

Their air is our air.

Something to think about.

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About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at and A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


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