Shanghai warns tourists and residents to stay inside

A city that has thousands of tourists and business travelers and millions of people is under a war on smog, according to the Chinese Premier Li Kegiang.

Shanghai warns tourists and residents to stay inside

A city that has thousands of tourists and business travelers and millions of people is under a war on smog, according to the Chinese Premier Li Kegiang. Children and the elderly should not leave apartments or hotels for a second day in a row. The air quality index was 225 as of 9 am, signaling “heavy pollution,” the third worst in a six-tier warning system, according to the website of the city’s environmental monitoring center.

The WHO recommends exposures of no more than 25 over a 24-hour period for particles that are smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter and more dangerous to human health than other particulate matter.

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The air in Shanghai quality index was 280 as of 7 a.m., indicating “heavy pollution,” which is the third worst in a six-tier warning system, according to the website of the city’s environmental monitoring center. The PM2.5 pollutant reading was 230.2 micrograms per cubic meter at that time. The WHO recommends exposures of no more than 25 over a 24-hour period for particles that are smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter and more dangerous to human health than other particulate matter.

Heavy pollution last year caused the local government to draft a pollution action plan.

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