December 1st was a day of "airpocalypse" in Beijing. Night during the day. And rather alarming data: an index of air quality (AQI) of 619 and a fine particle rate of 680 micrograms per cubic meter, nearly 30 times the maximum threshold recommended by WHO in ... Despite these record levels, the alert was held to orange above the maximum level red.
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Beijing fight again the pollution !
Over a thousand factories were ordered to close. The Chinese blogosphere, it oscillates between laughter and tears are flowing known pictures of tourist sites including the iconic monuments and buildings, invisible behind the thick fog, were redesigned in pencil. At the Capital Institute of Pediatrics, hard to say if there are more people on this day of pollution: the room of inhalations is not full. Parents are their child breathe in a rubber tip connected by a hose to a tank so - it is not oxygen, but a drug mixture. The Li family from the south of Beijing, has spent half past one in traffic. 1 year of their baby has trouble breathing. Pollution has made things worse. Sometimes Mr. Li thinks Relocate "When our son grows up, maybe we will go to Guangxi [China Southern province]," says thoughtfully this father.
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The Pollution the big challenge for China !
The challenge is to enable people to improve their level of protection and secure their interior. "We want to make it livable for Beijing as many people as possible" claims Yann. Their device goes on sale in January. Meanwhile, the young entrepreneur went himself with people who ask him to educate - he made ten visits a week. We follow him with Madame Shao, a housewife of 37 years, very active and conscious environmental challenges. Yet Ms. Shao has somewhat underestimated the capabilities of its air purifier. The device indicates Yann 190 micrograms per cubic meter. The filter is used and the device is not sufficient for the apartment. In addition, the "pollutiomètre" indicates 700 micrograms per cubic meter near the humidifier - including water is not purified. The mother does not want to do too much, she thinks he must also "adapt to living conditions in Beijing." But the diagnosis was motivated to "secure" more his home. In his circle of educated women in the home, some panic: a neighbor this morning took a flight to the tropical island of Hainan. Over thirty measuring stations
The small fitness club Zhang is even worse off than Ms. Shao. Sensitive to pollution, this pattern has invested in an air purifier and is rather proud. But with winter heating, he and his fitness instructors often open the window or the door - or the hallways of the buildings a brew often more polluted air than outdoors. Result: an indicator of the air quality of 400 micrograms per cubic meter indoors. Again, the purifier is insufficient. And air inlets too many
Air pollution in Beijing is Too Much according to expatriates
The air pollution every day, and still less an episode of "airpocalypse" like that of the past few days, asked about measures to protect themselves. The recommendations are to "stay inside". But without purifier, the air is in reality as poor quality and out, explain a teacher at Tailormadecc.
And there is often little better with a purifier if the apartment is not effectively insulated. In this area, Beijing has become a hotbed of innovation: all sorts of initiatives have emerged. A Swiss has developed a kind of "pollutiomètre" a very cheap meter (about 50 euros). Professionals offer to expatriates quotes pollution for several hundred euros. The French Yann Boquillod and Herve Robin, they have launched their own application, AirVisual. This gives the air quality in Beijing and 5000 cities around the world and provides forecasts to three days. "We model the weather and pollution data. An algorithm based on artificial intelligence learns the results to draw constantly new conclusions, "says Yann. Their start-up is also in the process of developing a personal device for measuring the quality of accurate and affordable air.
The small fitness club Zhang is even worse off than Ms. Shao. Sensitive to pollution, this pattern has invested in an air purifier and is rather proud. But with winter heating, he and his fitness instructors often open the window or the door - or the hallways of the buildings a brew often more polluted air than outdoors. Result: an indicator of the air quality of 400 micrograms per cubic meter indoors. Again, the purifier is insufficient. And air inlets too many.