China's Pollution Problem Is Only Getting Worse
China had one of the worst pollution days ever, having more than 40 times the limit that the World Health Organization recommends due to coal burning.By Grant Suneson | November 9, 2015
Less than a month before almost 200 world powers are scheduled to discuss how to reduce world carbon emissions, China may have broken its own record for the most polluted atmosphere the country has ever seen.
State-run news agency Xinhua reported dangerous levels of particles smaller than 2.5 microns, known as PM2.5 pollution.
It’s one of the more dangerous forms of contamination because the particles are small enough to go deep into your lungs and find their way into the bloodstream, which can cause heart disease, emphysema and even cancer.