Analysis Shows Dust is Main Cause for Smog in Tianjin
Over the weekend Tianjin has released its air pollutant analysis in which dust pollution is being blamed for the main cause of the smog. Tianjin is about 100 kilometers away for Beijing and is the second city to release the analysis of their fine particulate matter or PM2.5 are particles that are smaller than 2.5 microns in size which in turn causes smog.
Earlier China environmental authority is asking 30 cities including the four municipalities around the country to release their analysis before the year ends. By analyzing pollutants the city can take the proper measures that are specifically created for each different area to fight smog. Based on the analysis around 30 percent of the air pollutants found in Tianjin is classified as dust. Coal burning, industrial production and motor vehicle accounts for 27 percent, 17 percent and 20 percent.
These results are highly different from the results of Beijing where in the PM2.5 is caused mainly by exhausts coming from vehicles which has 31 percent is followed by coal burning with 22 percent, then by industrial production and dust with 18.1 percent and 14.3 percent in total.