By Emily Senger - Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 0 Comments
Air rated at ‘Beyond Index’
A covering of smog and grit so thick that it couldn’t even be measured on a traditional air quality index descended over Beijing Thursday, prompting heath concerns.
By 6 a.m. local time Thursday, the Twitter account @BeijingAir, which is operated by the U.S. Embassy, listed the air quality at “Beyond Index,” meaning it is off the charts.
02-28-2013 06:00; PM2.5; 525.0; 516; Beyond Index
— BeijingAir (@BeijingAir) February 27, 2013
The air quality remained at “Beyond Index” or “Very Unhealthy” or “Hazardous” for much of the rest of the day.
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