Cities Around Pearl River Delta Reports Increase in Air Pollution
Cities found around the Pearl River Delta are reporting a year on year increase in air pollution especially the unhealthy fine particulates. In the third quarterly report on the air quality of 74 major cities that was recently released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection stated that the concentration for the PM2.5 particulate matter increased by 16 percent in the Pearl River Delta.
The concentration of PM10 have also increased by 7.1 percent in the same period in 2014, and according to Luo Yi the head of the ministry’s monitoring department, the increase in the southern region is related to the strong summer sunshine that sped up chemical reactions that generated the fine particulates.
Seven cities in Hebei Province a iron and steel producer listed in the top most polluted cities for the third quarter that also included Tangshan, Shijiazhuang and Xingtai with the worst air quality. Beijing had fewer days from July to September also failed in reaching national standard for air quality and recorded three days that have the heaviest smog. In the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region is still experiencing severe pollution have steadily reduced some major air pollutants as the regional concentration fo PM 2.5 reduced by 18 percent year on year.