Policy & Regulation

Particulate matter pollution up 20% in Yangtze River Delta

The average concentration of PM2.5 particulate matter, a key smog indicator, in China’s Yangtze River Delta increased by 20.0% year on year in January.
By Staff reporter 13 February 2018 0 29557

The average concentration of PM2.5 particulate matter, a key smog indicator, in China’s Yangtze River Delta increased by 20.0% year on year in January, to 72 μg per cubic metre, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said on Monday.

The concentration in the Pearl River Delta around Hong Kong increased by 3.9%, to 53 μg/cm. In the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, concentrations fell by 45.3%, to 70 μg/cm, while in Beijing alone they fell by 70.7%, to 34 μg/cm.

China’s national standard is 35 μg/cm, while the World...