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The smoggiest cities in China

Based on the average daily reading of particulate matter, Beijing is only China’s 13th worst city. The air in more than 70 cities is consistently unhealthy.

Annual average level (PM2.5)
(In micrograms per cubic meter)
  More than 125
  100-125
  75-100
  50-75
  25-50

Source: Greenpeace study using official data from China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection. Graphics reporting by Julie Makinen.


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