Air Pollution in Shanghai

Drop in pollution follows new law

Date of Release: 
Sep 10 2015

SHANGHAI has seen a slight drop in PM2.5 pollutants since the introduction of tougher environmental legislation this year, officials said yesterday.

However, levels of PM2.5 — tiny particles that are especially harmful as they can get deep into the respiratory system — are still many times global safety levels.

The average PM2.5 density was 52 micrograms per cubic meter between January and August, a 1.9 percent decrease on the same period last year, said the Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau.

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