Caixin OnlineEnvironment Study Links Smog to Excessive Number of Deaths in Cities
01.07.2013 18:39

Study Links Smog to Excessive Number of Deaths in Cities

Lethal levels of air pollutants caused thousands of deaths and major economic losses in 2012, report says
By staff reporter Cui Zheng and intern reporter He Linlin

(Beijing) – The effects of bad air from the heavy clouds of pollution over many Chinese cities are becoming vividly clear, according to a recent study.

Air pollution was linked to at least 8,572 premature deaths across four major cities in 2012, in a study by Peking University and Greenpeace published December 18. The study also said smog in Chinese cities caused a total of 6.8 billion yuan in economic losses.

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