AIR QUALITY MONITORING IN FIVE CHINESE CITIES—BEIJING, SHANGHAI, CHENGDU, GUANGZHOU AND SHENYANG
Journal: Pollution and Environment (PE)
Author: Channing Rush
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Over the past decade, studies have been published to study the acute onset of symptoms and/or harmful physiological/pathological changes after exposure to air pollutants. Use one or two Met One Instruments Beta Attenuation Monitors (BAM 1020) to conduct all-weather air monitoring in each area. The purpose of the article is to determine whether there is a clear trend in the air quality in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shenyang. The results show that although the highest pollution level has been reached recently, there has been little or no improvement overall since 2008, and the data indicates that it may take a long time for China to achieve safe air quality. This can be explained by the increased risk of many adults suffering from cardiopulmonary and other diseases, and the loss of vital capacity and other hazards for a generation of Chinese children in these areas.