Researchers say there were lower levels of every major air pollutant in Beijing during the pandemic lockdown – except for ozone. Photo: AFP

Pollution chokes China’s capital despite lockdown cuts in traffic: study

  • Factories were closed and cars stayed off the road but particularly fine particles persisted in the air
  • Researchers say the haze could be the result of higher ozone levels but more work needs to be done to find out why
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Researchers say there were lower levels of every major air pollutant in Beijing during the pandemic lockdown – except for ozone. Photo: AFP
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