Agent Orange: Shanghai Gets Worst Smog Alert Yet

By Virginia Werner, December 16, 2015

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While Shanghai basked in clear-skies during Beijing’s airpocalypse earlier this month, a storm was a brewin’ and heading southward. 

Yesterday, Shanghai issued its first orange alert – the second highest after red – for hazardous smog, with AQI levels reaching as high as 260. Work at construction sites and outdoor activities at schools were put on hold for the day as the PM2.5 limit hit eight times the WHO-recommended standard.

Shanghai's Orange Alert for Smog

Shanghai Orange Alert Smog

Shanghai Orange Alert Smog

Shanghai Orange Alert Smog

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Now if only Shanghai had some drawings to help tourists find the Pearl Tower through the smog...

[Images Via Virginia WernerGetty Images, China Dailyand Shanghai Daily]

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