Dangerous levels of pollution in China
No state still did not manage to become economically developed power without causing harm to the environment, and China in this regard, of course, is no exception. Due to the unprecedented growth of the industry in China is now the problem of pollution is particularly acute.
According to the Ministry of Health, cancer has become the most common cause of death in China. Only as a result of air pollution in the country, hundreds of thousands of people die every year. Over the past few weeks, exhaust plants and car air is so polluted in Beijing that the capital's airports had to cancel hundreds of flights. The stores were sold masks, and the government is trying hard to find a solution to the problem.
People pass by the plant chemical company "Jinhuarun Chemical Industry" in Zekou, Hubei Province, China, January 14, 2013. Over the past two years around a number of cities in Hubei 20 chemical plants were built, and therefore greatly increased the noise level, and the degree of air and water pollution.
Women doing morning exercises on the street in the city of Fuyang in Anhui province, China, January 14, 2013.
window cleaners working in thick fog in Beijing, October 26, 2012. By 2015, Beijing plans to reduce pollution by 15% by the phasing out of old cars, the displacement works out of town and the landing of new forests. By 2020, the level of pollution must be reduced by 30%.
Working stands on the roof of the building in Hefei in Anhui Province, China, January 14, 2013. Chinese media reported that the government had to take urgent measures to combat air pollution.
Cars move in thick fog on the third ring road of Beijing, January 12, 2013. According to Peking University's research and the organization "Greenpeace" in 2012, air pollution has led to the premature death of 8600 people in four Chinese cities and has brought economic losses of US $ 1 billion.
Cars go slowly in thick fog in Hefei in Anhui Province, China, January 14, 2013.
A woman adjusts her friend protective mask near the amusement park in Beijing, January 12, 2013. The degree of pollution in the Chinese capital has reached a dangerous level. Authorities advised citizens not to leave their homes.
The woman in a protective mask waiting for a bus at the bus stop in Beijing, January 15, 2013.
Pedestrians walk across the bridge over the motorway in the heart of Beijing, October 27, 2012. By 2015, Beijing plans to reduce pollution by 15% by the phasing out of old cars, the displacement works out of town and the landing of new forests. By 2020, the level of pollution must be reduced by 30%.
Cars driving on the highway in heavy fog in Beijing, China, January 15, 2013. Strong could hold in Beijing for several days, so the government has for the first time in history was forced to declare a "yellow" warning level.
Parkovschitsa standing beside the road in heavy fog in Beijing, January 12, 2013.
Man rides in heavy fog in Hefei in Anhui Province, China, January 14, 2013.
The man goes on a fog shrouded street in the center of Beijing, January 13, 2013.
A traffic jam on a road in Hong Kong, December 5, 2012.
Strong was able to hold in Beijing the fifth consecutive day, January 14, 2013.
The teacher makes the children charging at recess at school in the city of Jinan in Shandong Province, Jan. 14, 2013. The authorities recommend citizens not to go out.
The children engaged in physical culture in school in the city of Jinan in Shandong Province building, 14 January 2013. Authorities recommend local residents to stay indoors to avoid breathing polluted air.
People relax in the Park Tai Mo Shan in the New Territories in Hong Kong, China, November 4, 2012. Tai Mo Shan - the highest mountain in Hong Kong, its height is 957 meters above sea level.
Fog over the Xuanwu Lake in Nanjing City in Jiangsu Province in the east of China January 14, 2013, and the same lake on a clear day, March 31, 2012.
Smoke belching from the chimneys in the Chaoyang District in Beijing Vanzhin, January 14, 2013.
The farmer tills the soil near the smoking pipe of the state of the plant at a lead smelter in the town of Tianying in Anhui province, China, November 19, 2012.
Chimney state factory for lead smelting in Tianying city in Anhui Province, Nov. 19, 2012. Over the decades of lead plants most of the city has become unsuitable for living.
Locals plant trees in the hope of restoring the soil near the plant state smelting of lead in Tianying city in Anhui Province, Nov. 19, 2012.
The woman caring for her husband who is ill lung cancer at terminal stage, in Xiangnan village, January 14, 2013. She believes that the cause of his illness was the pollution environment, resulting from the activities of the local chemical plant. Now a man can not even rest properly, as the constant noise of factories prevents him from sleeping.
A villager Xiangnan dusting the portrait of his grandson, who was taken away from the village to protect them from the effects of pollution resulting from the activities of the local chemical plants, January 15, 2013.
Meat drying plant near the company "Jinhuarun Chemical Industry" in the industrial park in the city Zekou in Hubei Province, Jan. 14, 2013. Locals complain about the rising incidence of respiratory diseases, heart, skin and circulatory system.
A resident of the village Dongtan is suffering from a skin disease, which was aggravated over the years due to pollution resulting from the activities of the local chemical plant in Zekou in Hubei Province, China, January 15, 2013.
The woman brought flowers to the grave of his mother, who died of cancer of the throat last year in Zekou in Hubei Province, China, January 15, 2013.
The workers clean the heavily polluted river Nanmin in the district of Guiyang in Guizhou Province in southwest China, Nov. 17, 2012.
The workers clean the heavily polluted river Nanmin in the district of Guiyang in Guizhou Province in southwest China.