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The dense fog that affects northern China and pollution caused the suspension today and delayed hundreds of flights at major airports in Beijing and Tianjin China.
199 flights were canceled at the Beijing International Airport, as the fog hindered visibility to over 200 meters, according to the official Xinhua news agency.
The situation in the capital is similar to other airports such as Tianjin, where visibility is reduced from 50 meters, or in Shijiazhuang (Hebei Province neighboring Beijing) and Zhengzhou (center).
The country’s main airline Air China reported that at noon and had to delay 210 flights.
The dense fog also forced the closure of highways in different parts of northern China, including the capital, Tianjin, Hebei, Liaoning, Jilin, Shandong, Anhui and Jiangxi, according to the Chinese Ministry of Transport.
The fog which lifted the north of China has stagnated air pollutants.
While the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, which has its own measurement system in 250-day rate the dimension of micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter of air and evaluates it as “unhealthy” for the population (See: Stock Market Today), the results of the systems I put in 144 local, traditional contrast between the two sources.
The measurement is established on a maximum of 500, which is considered “dangerous” to public health was reached last January.
Municipal Meteorological Station said that a storm followed by a shower would help dispel the fog, but cause a temperature drop of about 10 degrees.