by swisschambei in Hospitality / Tourism / Retail
Beijing’s noxious air condition has greatly changed over the years and the bustling capital is about to renew its status as one of the most polluted metros on the planet, the latest data revealed. The city is bent on cutting down levels of toxic smog and other lung-damaging pollutants called ‘PM2.5’ by nearly 21% this year, which is bigger than last year’s, and by nearly 75% compared to 2017, Swiss air quality monitoring firm IQAir AirVisual reported. The average PM2.5 readings per hour in the smog-covered Beijing was down to almost 43 mcg-per cubic meter of air in the first half this year, declining from 53 in the same quarter in 2018. Beijing has been spearheading a serious campaign to curb rising volumes of lung-damaging pollutants in 2014 and has since made huge efforts to clamp down and revoke licenses of industrial companies found violating the city’s air quality ordinance. The city has also been working tirelessly to improve carbon and fuel emission standards and slash coal consumption right in the capital and its adjacent neighbors. IQAir said that there has been a huge difference since environmental authorities worked in bringing down the pollution in Beijing. “Compared to a decade ago, the difference is very striking,” the air purification firm said.