Second smog red alert for Beijing

Published on : Friday, December 18, 2015

BeijingA second pollution red alert has been issued in Beijing. This came a little more than a week after the first warning came.


The Beijing Met department declared that the city will have to endure dense smog from Saturday to Tuesday.


The area most affected is Xian in central China to Harbin in the north-east. Vehicles have been restricted on road. The government maintains its pledge on cutting down the hazardous level of smog.


The smog now is likely to exceed than the one that happened earlier in the month when the first red alert had been issued. The level of smog is said to exceed 500 micrograms per cubic meter. The World Health Organisation recommends 25 micrograms per cubic meter. 12 cities have been hit by smog, Beijing and Shijiazhuang being the worst hit.

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