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Over 250 thousand Chinese prematuredeath due to air pollution mortality over smoking

DATE:2016-5-17 10:14:44
Data figure: October 25th, visitors in the fog and haze over the the Imperial Palace overlooking Jingshan Hill in Beijing.
According to a survey conducted by the Peking University and Greenpeace in February 5th, air pollution is a bigger killer than smoking in China.
According to the Broadcasting British Corporation website reported in February 5th, the survey report said that in 2013, the fine particulate matter PM2.5 in China, including Beijing, including 31 cities led to about a premature death of about.
In Shijiazhuang, Ji'nan, Changsha, Chengdu, Nanjing and Wuhan, the 6 cities, with an average of more than 114 people in each of 100 thousand people because of inhaled PM2.5 and premature death.
PM2.5 death rate leading to an average of more than 0.1% in more than 6 city, in the remaining 25 of the surveyed city is an average of 0.09%.
However, the report said, in fact, the premature mortality caused by PM2.5 may be higher, because many of China's serious air pollution in the city, including some cities in Hebei Province, are not in the scope of this investigation.
Greenpeace said that due to inhalation of PM2.5 and the number of premature death, than the officially announced the because smoking causes premature deaths is even higher, according to official statistics, China 2012 smoking mortality was 0.07%.
An average of 79 people in the Chinese capital, Beijing, died prematurely because of air pollution, the report found.
Greenpeace spokesman Fang Yuan said that although many people complain that Beijing's haze and air pollution is serious, but in fact many other cities are worse.
Peking University, Pan Xiaochuan, who participated in the survey, said the investigation team tried to collect information in more than 100 cities, but encountered obstacles in many places, resulting in incomplete data and not uniform.
Reported that China's current air pollution control policy is mainly based on the level of PM2.5 concentrations, but officials have little emphasis on the impact of air pollution on public health.
About 21 Chinese cities have introduced a plan to solve the air pollution, and set the goal of reducing emissions by 2017.

But Greenpeace says it can only reduce the number of premature deaths per year, even when it reaches its stated goal.

Responsibility editor:Hao Sun

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