Modern, industrial China is synonymous with air pollution.
But now Chinese citizens face another deadly environmental threat – one that lurks in their homes, schools, and places of work and leisure.
A new report released Sunday by the state-run China Center for Disease and Control and Prevention, reveals more than two million young Chinese die each year from in-door pollution. The report says indoor pollution levels can often be 5-10 times higher than those measured in the nation’s notoriously bad outdoor air.
Goods and materials used in the home, schools, office and leisure place – from roof insulation to sofas – are manufactured using lethal toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, ammonia and radon.