New Study Says Chinaâ€™s Air Pollution Causes 4400 Deaths Per Day
Geege Schuman stashed this in China
1.6 million deaths per year!
According to the study, the most deadly pollutant was in the form of tiny particles coming from electric power plants, and from the fossil fuels that are used in homes and factories used for heating. These tiny particles have been entering the lungs and bloodstream of people, which has been causing illnesses from asthma to heart disease.
â€śDuring our analysis period, 92Â percentÂ of the population of China experienced (over) 120 hours of unhealthy air (U.S. EPA standard),Â and 38Â percentÂ experienced average concentrations that were unhealthy. The observed air pollution is calculated to contribute to 1.6 million deaths/year in China (0.7-2.2 million deaths/year at 95Â percentÂ confidence), roughly 17Â percentÂ of all deaths in China, the authorsÂ wrote.
Why doesn't China see this as a huge problem?
That's enormous. Geez, those poor people.
Plus this has far more implications for global climate change than I realized.Â
Beijing air pollution impact on a human is the equivalent of smoking 40 packs of cigarettes a day.