Can’t see five feet in front of your face? Need to wear a mask everywhere you go? Then you’re probably in China. Air pollution in China causes the average citizen to lose over 5 years off their lifespan. As a result of the pollution in China, the worst of which is in the north, water is unsafe to drink and food is increasingly unsafe to eat. The Guardian reported that China’s air pollution now resembles a nuclear winter.
A study by the American Association for Cancer Research now claims broccoli sprouts (best taken as juice to be more concentrated) can help fight the effects of air pollution. The vegetable you didn’t want to eat as a kid can now perhaps help prolong your life if you happen to live in the middle of China’s pollution.
The broccoli sprouts proved to increase the amount of toxins from pollutants like car exhaust to be flushed out in the urine. The sprouts of broccoli are more effective than broccoli.
The Washington Post published an interesting chart ranking the pollution in China by city. This list is also called places to avoid visiting on my next trip.
Since April 2008, Beijing has had literally only 2 days of “good” air quality. The only time that Beijing residents get a break from the worst pollution in the world is when the government needs to show face. Such as when there’s a major world event and they need to limit traffic and nearby plants pollution so the world buys into their scam. It’s mildly comical that the Chinese government actually thinks the world believes that Beijing isn’t polluted.