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The sandstorm greatly increases air pollution in Beijing


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France 2
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Mejih J, Caron J, Vicente R, C Wang – France 2

France Televisions

In China, pollution levels peaked this week in Beijing. The air in the capital has become unbreathable as a sandstorm fills the sky with a health-hazardous orange haze.

The yellow dragon has awakened. In China, a 100-meter-high wall of sand is advancing towards Beijing with nothing being able to stop it. This sandstorm is sweeping entire cities in its path. “The Met Services issued a yellow sandstorm alert for the next 12 hours. Visibility will be reduced to less than 100 metres.notifies a Chinese presenter on the air. This alert also relates to pollution and pm10 particles which are dangerous.

Glasses and masks on the faces of residents

This phenomenon is caused by the combined effect in the spring of drought and strong winds from Mongolia, which stir up dust and cause material damage. Beijing was not spared from this air pollution, which includes the city. Glasses and masks on the faces of residents who are asked to avoid outdoor activities. This is the third sandstorm this year in the Chinese capital, but it is undoubtedly the most intense. The PM10 level is 37 times higher than WHO recommendations.