china's continued smog hazard forces face-masks out of stock - small air purifier
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As consumers rush to protect themselves from a week of smog that has shrouded large parts of northern China, mask sellers are out of stock.
Beijing officially read at two o'clock P. M. 5 -
Tiny air particles that easily penetrate the lungs are linked to thousands of premature deaths.
The price on Wednesday afternoon was 501 micrograms per cubic meter.
The safety ceiling recommended by the World Health Organization is 25.
However, the situation is improving, with a reading of 100 in the center of the capital as of Wednesday night.
An alternative measure by the US embassy in Beijing said the city's level was 542 in the afternoon, but fell to 180 in the evening.
The capital is the sixth day of the "orange" smog alert.
The second highest scale-
The taste and visibility of the air dropped to a few hundred metres.
The choking smog caused the reaction.
Prosperity and online of contaminated products
Mask Shop is difficult to meet the demand.
Of the 29 faces-
Mask provided by 3 m Tmall flagship store of US industrial and equipment supplier. A business-to-
Consumer shopping platforms, 26 sold out or unavailable on Wednesday.
The tototobobo Tmall store, which produces transparent reusable masks in Singapore, issued a notice that the new shares will not be available until April 1.
Another seller, Vogmask, has only children's models left in the Tmall store.
"I'm looking for a face --
As smog gets worse, masks and air purifiers, "one user complained on Sina Weibo, which is equivalent to Twitter.
"Then I found that the mask was sold out and the price of the air purifier was also rising.
Are everyone panicking?
According to Chinese media reports, concerns about the health impact of children are particularly high, with most schools in Beijing keeping students indoors all day long.
A school in the city closed its junior high school department on Wednesday, in violation of the regulations of the education authorities.
"Due to urban air quality forecasts. . .
"The junior high school section will continue to use the online learning and Q & A model in February 26," Peking University's affiliated high school said in a statement . ".
In recent years, cities across the country have been severely polluted by air, most of which are caused by coal emissions.
Burning power station.
It has become a major source of public discontent with the authorities.
President Xi Jinping visited Beijing on a rare visit to the smog
Street on Tuesday-without a face-mask -
His recent apparent attempt to portray himself as close to ordinary citizens has drawn praise from Internet users.
An online title widely shared is: "breathe the same air, share the same fate ".
In winter, pollution tends to deteriorate, thanks to the use of coal energy, the rapid development of the economy, the increase in the use of automobiles and climate factors.
The National Meteorological Center says pollution is expected to continue until Thursday.
In China, more than 300 of the pollution index is considered "dangerous" and it is recommended that everyone avoid outdoor activities. AFPTopics:air-