Primary Air Pollution Sources in China

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The primary air pollutants in China

Associate Professor :
XU Bin

Dragan Cigoja
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WU Bing

The primary air pollutants in China

API Air Pollution Index
China State Environment protection Agency started with daily pollution monitoring from
2008 and it was covered 86 most important cities. Its purpouse is to check daily air quality by measuring the level of six atmospheric pollutants (table 1).
Air pollutant
Particle pollution



Health implication


Particular matters of 2,5 micrometers or smaller. motor vehicles, power plants, residential wood burning, forest fires, agricultural burning

Bring toxic chemicals and heavy metals into the body and with them risk of cancer as well as heart and lung diseases

Particular matters larger than
2,5 micrometers and smaller tha
10 micrometers in diametar.
Near roads and dusty industries

irritation of the eyes, nose and throat coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath,reduced lung function, irregular heartbeat, asthma attacks,heart attacks, premature death in people with heart or lung diseas.
Short term exposures result with an multiplicity of harmful effects including bronchoconstriction and increased asthma symptoms. These effects are partialy important during the exercising or playing. long-term exposure to NO2 levels currently observed in
Europe may decrease lung function and increase the risk of respiratory symptoms such as acute bronchitis and cough and phlegm, particularly in children
Can generate harmful health effects by reducing oxygen delivery to the body organs like heart, brain and tissues. At high levels can cause death
Can cause a different types of health problems especially for children, the elderly and people with lung diseases like astma.
O3 doesn’t have negative effects only on humans but also can…...

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