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With one of the fastest growing economies in the world, China’s manufacturing sector has a severe impact on the air quality across most of its regions.
Set in motion by the growing social discontent, the Chinese government is planning to invest over 270 billion dollars over the next 4 years to control and reduce air pollution in the most affected areas, especially in the north of the country, targeting major urban areas like Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei province.
According to the state-run media, the Airborne Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan, approved last, month aims to reduce air emissions by 25 percent by 2017.
China’s unprecedented economic growth over the last decades has depended heavily on fossil fuels as source of energy.
However, the growth came with a very high price. In the 2010 Global Burden of Disease (GDB) published in the British medical journal "The Lancet," air pollution is highlighted as a major contributory factor to about 1.2 million premature deaths in China, in 2010 alone.
The effects of poor air quality on human health affect mainly the respiratory and the cardiovascular systems. The reactions to air pollutants depend on the type of pollutant, the degree of exposure, and the individual's health.
The health effects caused by air pollutants may include difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing and aggravation of existing respiratory and cardiac conditions, resulting in increased medication use, doctor or emergency room visits and even premature death.
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