The market for dust masks and air purifiers is booming in Beijing because the capital has been shrouded for several days in thick fog and haze .
I think nobody will disagree ( that ) pollution is a by-product of industrialization .
空气污染指数 air pollution index
The annual average of the air pollution index ( API ) showed a decrease tendency in recent 3 years , and put forward the air pollution preventing and curing countermeasures .
橙色预警 orange alert
The Central Station ( CMS ) yesterday morning extended the warning of a strong cold spell and snowstorms by issuing an orange alert , the second-highest level .
悬浮颗粒物 airborne particulate matter
Long-term exposure to airborne particulate matter reduces lung function and increases the risk of getting lung cancer .
有毒物质 toxic substance
Nicotine is one of key factors related to tobacco quality and a toxic substance in environment , in fact , nicotine is the major harmful ingredient in wastewater and tobacco waste .
空气质量检测 air quality monitoring
All large and medium-sized Chinese cities will have greater air quality monitoring by 2010 .
有害空气污染物 hazardous airborne pollutant
污浊的空气 foul air
City dwellers inhale foul air .
防尘口罩 anti-dust gauze mask
能见度低 low visibility
It reported that heavy fog and low visibility were prolonging the encounter .
机动车尾气尘 vehicle exhaust
Gasoline service stations and motor vehicle exhaust also release benzene .
乘客滞留 passengers stranded
A huge number of flights have been delayed or cancelled , nearly three hundred in Beijing alone , leaving thousands of passengers stranded .
释放、泄漏有害气体和液体 discharge/ let out/ leak/ pour out harmful gases and liquids
On the other hand , a host of newly-built factories continue to discharge harmful gases and liquids , which seriously pollute the environment .
Here is a picture, interesting but with profound implication. As is vividly depicted in the photo, there is severe air pollution, which successfully captures our eyes. After a close watch, it is not difficult to find that human are working together to fight it. Apparently, what the drawing has subtly conveyed is supposed to be given further analysis.
A conclusion could be drawn from the picture: we human should work together to solve the pollution issue. And my words are based upon the following two reasons. On the top of the list is that air pollution has become common in our country and individuals have no enough strength to cope with it. In addition, there is the other point that no one can ignore. It is universally admitted that pollution is the result of neglect of the general public and government, and it has resulted in severe loss in economy.
According to the analysis above, it is advisable for us to take steps to cultivate this life attitude. Of all the steps, mass media may play a major role in solving this problem.