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    Olympics smog watch: Beijing air quality described as 'fairly good'

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    China says the air quality was "fairly good" today in Beijing.
    BBC News says tests show the level of pollutants was still high on the eve of the Summer Olympics.
    "It put levels of particulate matter (PM10) at 191 micrograms per cubic meter," the broadcaster reports, citing its own tests. "This far exceeds the WHO target of 50 micrograms/cubic meter, and also exceeds the WHO target for developing countries of 150 micrograms/cubic meter."
    Oregon State University professor Staci Simonich, shown above, tells USA TODAY that her research suggests the air is cleaner today than it was last year.
    A World Health Organization official tells AFP that permanent residents, not temporary visitors, are the ones who are endangered by the smog in the Chinese capital.
    "There is an air pollution problem in Beijing," Hans Troedsson tells the wire service. "However, we are missing the point by having so much attention on the short-term exposure while the long-term exposure is really ignored -- that is where we have a problem."
    Jacques Rogge, head of the International Olympic Committee, echoed his hosts when he told reporters that there's "absolutely no danger" to athletes who are competing in events that last less than an hour.
    "The fog you see is based on humidity and heat. It does not mean that this fog is the same as pollution," he say, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.

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    I watched CNN yesterday...

    Chinese say that the fog seen over the city is "mist"...

    UK reports that the particulate readings over London were %0.53.
    (LondonFog?)

    Particulates over Beijing (from the same meter) were reportedly
    something like %6.52?

    Now that may or may not be on a bad day...

    But what have we read here on the internet?...
    I have a feeling the commies are: "lying out they arse!"



    Lets see some results (the truth)

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    WTF am I thinking???

    Doubebase!
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    Get a meter in that guy's hands!

    We need a direct IM coorespondant!

    I got $20 to donate to IM to invest in the truth!!!
    (the meter's prolly cost 50k)

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    I was listening to NPR about the air quality. NPR seems to lean in the direction of disliking china on account of their human rights policies, but even their people were saying that China did a great job of cleaning their air before the games. They shut down all of their heavy polluting plants and they seeded clouds over the past few weeks trying to get wind and rain in to flush out pollution.
    Fucking Determined!

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    The air is quality is the same now as when I first got here July 12th. Some days are better then others. Like after it rains. That seems to wash out the pollution. The majority of the time I've been here it looks like an overcast day. Now I don't know if the air is cleaner now then it was last year. I've talked to some of guys that have been here longer and they say it has gotten better.

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