A new plan to combat air pollution was announced in Beijing on September 12, promising significant improvements to the capital’s air quality by 2017.
The city aims to limit its yearly average of PM2.5 to around 60mg per cubic meter; Beijing’s current yearly average PM2.5 levels stand at 90-100mg per cubic meter, significantly higher than the WHO’s recommended level of 10mg.
Beijing also announced that number plate restrictions will be implemented on days with severe air pollution and factories will be ordered to shut down. Other measures include stopping primary and secondary classes on polluted days.
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Keywords: Beijing PM2.5 levels plan to reduce air pollution
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