Combatting China’s Severe Smog Has Cost Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

China’s severe smog has cost the Chinese people 870 million yuan, most of which has been spent on air treatment products. (Niki-Photography/Flickr)
China’s severe smog has cost the Chinese people 870 million yuan, most of which has been spent on air treatment products. (Niki-Photography/Flickr)

China’s severe smog has cost the Chinese people 870 million yuan, most of which has been spent on air treatment products.

According to the Annual Keywords of Consumer Products Report released by the major online shopping website Taobao Net, purchases of smog combatting products amounted to 4.5 million yuan in 2013. The purchase of masks and air purifiers increased by 2.8 times over last year. These types of products are frequently sold out online.

Geographically, Jiangsu Province topped the country in terms of purchase numbers with a total of 347,513 purchases. It was followed by Beijing, Zhejiang, Guangdong, and Shanghai. These areas are the most economically developed in the nation, and they are also the most severely affected regions. The Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta regions were still under the effect of heavy smog and haze last week.

Source: SecretChina

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