Essay On Pollution In China

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China has been one of the leading countries as far as pollution is concerned. The increased number of vehicles and skyscrapers in the big cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Nanjing and Chongqing due to their high population of over 5 million, has contributed significantly in increasing the pollution index of China. The essay will discuss some of the key aspects and points pertaining to the increasing pollution in China.

Cohort Studies. There has not been a cohort analysis done for examining the pollution in China. It was Cao et al. (2011) who conducted the first cohort study on the pollution in China wherein they studied 70, 947 middle-aged women and men conducted in the China National Hypertension Survey. The report submitted by Cao et al. (2011) contains the average annual air pollution exposure of 10 years – from 1991 to 2000, which included nitrogen dioxide (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and total suspended particles (TSP). Their study found the connection between the relation between the pollution and the morality from lung cancer and cardiopulmonary diseases. The report also suggests that with every 10 μg/m3 increase in the above, polluting elements in the
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In the last three decades, China has been transformed into the second largest economy in the world, in terms of GDP or gross domestic product in 2010; along with that it has also become the highest consumer of energy in 2009. As per the report by Chen et al. (2013) the total energy consumption of China reached to 2.43 billion tonnes of oil equivalent in 2012. According to the same report, the energy consumption of per-capita GDP has risen by 1.4 times higher than the world average. Every growth comes with a price and in China; the population has paid with the ill effect of pollution on the health of the people in China. The below table shows the different diseases that has prevailed in China due to the increased pollution in China (WHO,

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