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/ Opinion/ From the PressUnite against air pollutionUpdated: 2013-10-25 09:36( China Daily)Comments Print Mail Large Medium  SmallRecently the World Health Organization released a report on the health risks associated with air pollution and said air pollution is the most dangerous environmental carcinogen. It is time everyone made an effort to combat air pollution, says an article in Beijing Times. Excerpts:Even though polluted air is not so terrible that everyone will get cancer, yet it is definitely harmful.From the multi-pronged air pollution battle plan at the national level to the regional plan aimed at improving air quality in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei province, from relevant legislation to the severe punishment system in the anti-pollution battle, every measure is well prepared now. But in fact, peoples ignorance is the key reason why it is so difficult to win the war against air pollution.Heavy smog shrouds Harbin, Heilongjiang province, on Monday, as schools were closed and some buses stopped operating because of poor visibility on the roads. Photo by Xiao Gang / For China Daily
It remains a question whether the WHO report findings will lead to any substantial changes in the deeply-rooted mentality that hinders environmental protection. However, failure to make a change in mentality will mean losing credibility and peoples faith in the government.This transition, for the government, means saying no to black GDP sectors and emphasizing the equality of development to guarantee people can live with dignity; for companies it means technological upgrading and finding a sustainable substitutes for polluting projects; while for ordinary people it means actively changing their lifestyles and saving energy as much as possible. The battle against pollution requires everyones effort and contribution.(China Daily 10/25/2013 page9)8.03KRelated StoriesChina to inspect air pollution controlBilingual: Air pollution causes cancer, WHO concludesMost Chinese cities suffer air pollution in Q3Beijing adopts emergency response for air pollutionMost ViewedTodays Top NewsEnergy alliance for futureNew engine for developmentUS interests above the law?A different view outside WashingtonUN needs speedier reformsIt pays to be cautious rather than boldUnite against air pollutionColumnistsA different view outside WashingtonWorld at the mercy of spin doctorsmoreCartoonAbes choiceUS spies on France Growth engineUS debt-ceiling crisisSpecialStar bloggers on China DailyGlobal view on Chinas sessionsliu5222512The thinking of the English trainingMichaelMBest age for starting English trainingliu5222512Papa in hospital (episode 1)……| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer |Copyright 1995 -. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263             Registration Number: 20100000002731