Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences

Post-parade air quality drops

Date of Release: 
Sep 6 2015

Beijing's air quality deteriorated on Friday after 15 consecutive days of what Chinese netizens refer to as "Parade Blue," or blue skies, sparking public concern of how to sustain clean air beyond special events.

The capital's air quality index (AQI) soared to 407 on Friday, with PM10 particles largely to blame for poor air quality, media reported.

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