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China mulls pollution control system

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 15:35

Beijing: China will launch a new pollution monitoring system that will also check the effect of greenhouse gasses on human health, authorities said.

The system will look at the medical and mortality records and compare them to instances of fog and haze to enable targeted intervention.

"By studying the links we will be able to assess the exact health risks posed by the fine particulates," said Xu Dongqun, deputy director of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

The system will be first implemented on a trial basis in Beijing and then be expanded to five other regions before being introduced nationally, the China Daily Wednesday quoted her as saying.


First Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 15:35
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