Photo: Chinese Air Pollution Deadliest in World, Report Says



China's burgeoning urbanization has also increased rates of air pollution, such as the haze seen in this photograph of downtown Beijing, where people walk past a billboard advertising the 2008 Olympics.

Despite China's promise to present cleaner air to the world in time for the Olympics, a new World Health Organization report says nearly a quarter of a million Chinese die each year from air-pollution-related diseases—the highest incidence in the world.

Photograph by The Eng Koon/Getty Images


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