Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The OPG began reporting the data in response to increasing numbers of inquiries from citizens about the effect of air pollution from China. As of February 5, the OPG had measurements taken since January 30, but in addition to that data, they then also analyzed the values before January 29, finding that the three days mentioned surpassed the national reference value. Head of the division’s Atmospheric Environment Section, Ken Kinjo, commented that the relationship with air pollution in China is unclear.
On their website, the OPG suggests that people wear masks and avoid going outside when there is smog. They recommend using anti-virus masks because the PM2.5 particles are so small.
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Comment: The relationship between Okinawa and China's air pollution Unclear??? Give me a freaking break!!! China has no anti-pollution controls and thanks to incompetent and corrupt American politicians of all stripes over multiple administrations now makes all the worlds products. Okinawa has no heavy industry to speak of and is down wind of all of the above. Unclear my @$$!