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PM2.5 kills thousands, researchers say

By Wu Wencong ( China Daily ) Updated: 2012-12-19 08:07:41

PM2.5 kills thousands, researchers say

Report shows toll of air pollution on nation's economy, human health

An estimated 8,572 premature deaths occurred in four major Chinese cities this year due to high levels of PM2.5, a study has found.

The report also said severe air pollution in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi'an and Beijing has led to a total economic loss of 6.8 billion yuan ($1.09 billion).

PM2.5 kills thousands, researchers say

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