Saturday, October 27, 2007

Residents Forced Indoors as Beijing Fog Turns to Smog

Beijing (TGW) - Beijing’s weather office warned children and the elderly to stay indoors as heavy fog blanketed the city, aggravating the city’s air pollution problem.

"The fog will not only affect the traffic but also harm humans' respiratory system. I suggest old people and children avoid going outdoors or wear a mask," Sun Jisong, the city's chief weatherman, told the official Xinhua news agency.

China has pledged to improve its air quality by the time the 2008 Olympics begin, which it is hosting.

Via :: Reuters