Pu­ri­fiers to pro­tect school­child­ren from pol­lu­tion

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Bei­jing is plan­ning to equip schools with air fil­tra­tion de­vices to pro­tect chil­dren from pol­luted air.

Bei­jing’s ed­u­ca­tion au­thor­ity said that air pu­ri­fiers will be in­stalled in pi­lot pri­mary and sec­ondary schools and kinder­gartens, with the pro­gram sub­si­dized by mu­nic­i­pal govern­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port in Bei­jing News, some schools in the city have in­stalled air fil­tra­tion sys­tems with do­na­tions from busi­nesses.

Bei­jing had been un­der an or­ange alert for air pol­lu­tion, the sec­ond-high­est level in the fourtier emer­gency re­sponse sys­tem, since Dec 30. To avoid pol­luted air, out­door ac­tiv­i­ties were sus­pended in schools, kinder­gartens, chil­dren's palaces and ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions.

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