Friday, November 19, 2010

Beijing air - "Crazy Bad" on Friday

Well, as if I needed the US Embassy to tell me!

US Embassy: Beijing Air Quality Is 'crazy Bad,' As Pollution Index Slides Off The Charts

BEIJING (AP) - Air pollution in Beijing was so bad Friday that the U.S. Embassy, which has been independently monitoring air quality, ran out of conventional adjectives to describe it, at one point saying it was "crazy bad."

The embassy later deleted the phrase, saying it was an "incorrect" description and adding that it was working to revise the language to use when the air quality index goes above its highest point of 500, which means the air is considered hazardous for all people by U.S. standards.

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