Clean Air in Beijing, China – It Costs Five Years of Your Life


NPR’s story of clean air in China isn’t something new, but it does bring up the awareness of the dirty skies of Beijing. What’s the price for industrialization, modernization, and keeping up with the booming economy, it’s the environment. Is life expectancy really a minus 5 years thanks to the carcinogens spewed into the sky and thrust into your lungs? Even indoors, the fumes won’t escape you. How much is an air purifier? $3000. The most interesting part of the story, the officials don’t want their stats available so stories like this can get told. (NPR – Beijing Air)


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