How are China’s schools dealing with smog?Right after China’s long National Day holiday, a blanket of air pollution descended on Beijing and other Chinese cities that had been forced to raise its alert from yellow to orange, the second highest level. There is confusion about how to deal with smog, particularly when it comes to young children. In fact, they are weaker than adults: their respiratory and immune systems are not fully developed, and they have less of the nose hair that helps filter pollution. As the Natural Resources Defense Council explains, they also breathe a proportionately greater level of air than adults and are more likely to be involved in vigorous activity. This is believed to make them more vulnerable to the effects of pollution. Long-term exposure to pollution makes children more likely to develop respiratory infections and asthma, and even increases the risk of lung cancer. Actually, a third of China’s 30 million known asthmatics are children. The gLawcal Team EPSEI project Tuesday, 14 October 2014 (Source: China Dialogue)