Air pollution in China causes, effects and solutions
Severe problems as a result of globalization are ignored at the risk of health and economy. In China, smog hangs heavy over Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong where kids grow up with asthma and other respiratory illnesses.
Air concentration levels exceed World Health Organization’s air quality guidelines. This means an increase in health risks to the cardiovascular system, cerebrovacsular system and increase in the probability of cancer or premature death.
China’s economy may have skyrocketed over the decades but all industries and power plants are belching out black, dirty air. These emissions in released into the air cause more harm to the citizens than they may actually know.
The buildup of these harmful substances into the respiratory system may take time but are completely harmful. Incidences of cancer, heart disease, stroke and respiratory diseases are the order of the day with some people succumbing to death in some situations.
Hebei is the most severely affected region in China. It has the highest percentage of pollution cases. The main cause in this region as well as all over China is the burning of coal in factories, power plants and oil combustion by vehicles.
The Greenpeace Movement is a Non-governmental Organization that is working on campaigns to reduce air pollution, not only in China but all over the world.
The fight against air pollution starts with an individual and ends with the whole society. It’s our responsibility as countrymen and not fully the government’s task to finish this monster. So, let’s stand up and fight.