Millions of Beijing residents suffocate in smog, which exceeds by 24 times the maximum allowable rate set by the World Health Organization. Zagazovannost is so strong and toxic that residents of most Chinese cities do not go out without masks.
Smog covered the city with a dense cloud, this led to the closure of highways, as well as the cancellation of flights. Experts predict that the situation will be at least until the end of this week.
China’s rapid economic development in recent years has made it a habitual phenomenon for the country. State coal-fired power plants and steel mills concentrated in the north of China carry the largest share of air pollution.