China’s CDC will study 10 most polluted cities
The Chinese Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced plans to conduct a three-year study to evaluate the general health of residents of the 10 most polluted cities so to develop an early warning system for the public.
CDC will invest up to 60 million yuan (USD 9.6 million) in the study. The study will measure the outdoor and indoor levels of PM2.5, as well as survey the health of residents exposed to different concentrations of PM2.5 for different durations.
“I believe professional research is the basis of decision-making process for the government when dealing with issues of public interest, and scientific research can significantly improve policy,” Liu Guoqiang, professor of Sichuan International Studies University told Guangzhou Daily.
There has been no such study conducted to date, according Wang Yu, director of CDC.