The Consequences Of Air Pollution In China

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Since the 13th century to present day, the world has been suffering from pollution. Scientist have known about the Earth’s pollution issues for centuries, especially when coal was introduced. Air pollution is one of the worst forms of pollution. Scientists recognize air pollution as a threat to human health and ecosystems, especially in countries such as China. China is a country falling under the consequences of air pollution. Air pollution in China has become very out of control. There are many factors that contribute to China’s pollution crisis such as coal, factories, and cars. China 's economic growth has been accompanied by an expansion of the urban area population and the emergence of a number of mega cities since the 1900’s. This expansion …show more content…
Many people in the world dread the day when a zombie apocalypse occurs. China has an apocalypse of their own, the airpocalypse. Images from Shanghai and other cities show us all too graphically what air pollution in China looks like these days: a grayish, soupy mixture that renders buildings, streets, and people. Many pictures taken in China show people walking through thick fog with surgical masks. Surgical masks ‘protect’ citizens from the hazardous smog. In fact, wearing masks in China is becoming fashion now. Millions of people in China are breathing a hazardous cocktail of chemicals every day. These chemicals are caused by coal-fired power plants, factories and vehicles, and are responsible for heart disease, stroke, respiratory illnesses, birth defects and cancer. According to Figure 6 of the Worldmapper Map 2002, China had the most deaths caused by respiratory issues such as trachea, bronchus, and lung cancer in the world. Scientist can conclude most of the respiratory deaths were caused by the air pollution in China. Outdoor air pollution contributed to 1.2 million premature deaths in China in 2010, nearly 40 percent of the global total, according to a new scientific study on leading causes of death worldwide. Lung cancer is now the leading cause of death from malignant tumors in the country. Between 2002 and 2011 the incidence of lung cancer in Beijing near doubled. Nationwide, deaths from lung cancer have risen 465 per cent in the last three decades. Pollution in northern cities is so severe that 500 million people 's lives are shortened by an average of 5.5 years. Many citizens are taking a big leap for their health though. There are 30,000 to 50,000 "mass incidents" of protest every year, according to former Communist Party official Chen Jiping. This can be related to the source, “Students learn about mapping , environment through dance.” Many citizens of China are learning the

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