China City Traffic Cops Given 43 Years to Live – Reuters

2007_08_07t040318_450x300_us_china_pollution_police.jpg From Reuters via Yahoo.com:

Chinese city traffic police have an average life expectancy of just 43 years because of the dire working conditions and pollution, state media said on Tuesday.

And nearly every traffic policeman in the booming southern Chinese city of Guangzhou suffered nose or throat infections caused by dirty air. Xinhua news agency said a survey of eight cities found that police officers who had worked the streets for more than 20 years were the most at risk. [Full Text]

See also: Beijing places top priority on traffic management for 2008 Games from Channelnewsasia.com.

[Image:A traffic policeman on duty stands among vehicles at Chang’an street in Beijing, from Reuters Photo.]

August 7, 2007 10:05 AM
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