Dangerous Breathing P.M 2.5: Measuring the human health and economic impacts on China’s largest cities

Greenpeace China, 2012

According to statistics from China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, cities in China’s Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta, and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region suffer over 100 haze days every year, with PM2.5 (particles with an aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 μm) concentration two to four times above the World Health Organization guidelines. This 2012 report documents the severe human health and economic impacts of elevated PM2.5 levels in China’s Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

Read the full report here