Pollution In China

Rapid and uncontrolled industrial growth in China has created an environmental disaster. Air pollution in parts of the country can be 20 times worse than the recommended safe norm, algae chokes China’s lakes and waterways and chemicals turn the water blood red.

Boy Tries To Avoid Scattered Rubbish Floating On A Flooded Street
In Shantou, Guangdong Province
Image credit: Reuters

Boy Swims In Algae-filled Water, Qingdao, Shandong
Image credit: Reuters

Girl Walks Through Smog In Beijing, Where Small-Particle Pollution
Is 40 Times Higher Than International Safety Standards
Image credit: Kyodo News
I've considered a trip to China but am reluctant to visit a country that places economic growth ahead of environmental protection.

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