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China Now Has the ‘World’s Biggest Air Purifier’ and It May Actually Work

The air quality in Xi’an, in northwestern China’s Shaanxi Province, improved significantly after researchers initiated testing of a massive experimental tower, dubbed by its operators as the “World’s Biggest Air Purifier.”

The tower stands tall at 100 meters (328 feet) high, and covers an area of 10 square kilometers (3.86 square miles) in the city, according to South China Morning Post.

Devastating Study Reveals 9 Million People, Mostly in Asia, Die Every Year Because of Pollution

A recent study on global pollution has shockingly revealed that 9 million people, or about one in six, will die of complications related to poor air quality and contaminated water each year.

The recent findings, published last week by the Lancet Journal, are the result of a two year study involving researchers from over 130 countries. The findings reveal that the world’s air quality is now reaching a “crisis point” and that experts are sending out warnings to governments to deal with the matter urgently, The Independent reported.

China’s Toxic Smog Has Robbed Up to 7 Years of Life From Some Citizens, Study Finds

A new study has found that China’s “airpocalypse” is shortening Chinese citizens lifespans by seven years.

That’s at least for locals in Tianjin, a major port city in northeastern China. Specifically, it’s an additional 7.1 years if the World Health Organization (WHO) standard is met. For Beijing, which lies northeast of the country, it’s 6.4 years more.

70% of Companies in China Found Violating Air Pollution Standards

More than 70% of the companies recently investigated by the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection failed to meet the government’s emission standards and regulations.

A total of 13,785 companies in 28 different cities across the Jing-Jin-Ji area (Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei) were found to be partly or completely ignoring strict limitations on harmful emissions that were set to keep the environment clean, according to Shanghaiist.