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Beijing Pollution Top Of Scale

AFP – 31st May 2008

Pollution levels in Beijing hit the top of the scale yesterday, just 73 days before the Olympics, prompting a government warning for residents with respiratory problems to stay indoors. “Sensitive individuals should avoid going outdoors,” the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau said on its website, announcing that air quality was at “hazardous” level five, the worst grade. The main pollutant was suspended particulates. AFP

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