CHINA yesterday called on foreign consular operations to stop releasing their own air quality readings.
Only the Chinese government is authorized to monitor and publish air quality information and data from other sources may not be standardized or rigorous, Wu Xiaoqing, a vice environmental minister, told reporters.
The US Embassy in Beijing and the US consulates in Shanghai and Guangzhou currently release PM2.5 readings on an hourly basis.
PM2.5 particles are a risk to health because they are small enough to lodge deep in the lungs and even enter the bloodstream.
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