Air Quality and the Olympics

02007-11-26 | Environment | 1 comment

WorldChanging: Tools, Models and Ideas for Building a Bright Green Future: China’s Air Quality and the Olympics
Shanghai is only around two-thirds as polluted as Beijing. But to put that into perspective, Shanghainese go to Hong Kong to enjoy clean air — and Hong Kong air contains around 30 percent more particulates than air in Los Angeles, America’s most polluted city. At the Hong Kong marathon last February, one man died and 20 people were hospitalized.

And you thought that marathon running is boring! The next olympics promise to be the most exciting ever.

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  1. eddie

    haha, but would the excessive pollutants affect the performance of the athletes? no world records this year!!

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