China ‘win­ning’ war on smog, says study

The New Age (Free State) - - NEWS -

BEI­JING: China ap­pears to be “win­ning” its war on air pol­lu­tion, mak­ing so much progress that life ex­pectancy could rise by more than two years, ac­cord­ing to a US univer­sity study. The Chi­nese govern­ment has been wag­ing a bat­tle to clear its skies of smog that has cut life ex­pectancy in some re­gions and prompted its cit­i­zens to buy masks and air pu­ri­fiers to pro­tect them­selves dur­ing peak pol­lu­tion days. The Univer­sity of Chicago says in its study re­leased on Mon­day that while the world’s big­gest pol­luter faces a long road to reach na­tional and in­ter­na­tional air qual­ity stan­dards, the re­sults “sug­gest the coun­try is win­ning its war on pol­lu­tion”. –

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