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More than 220 flights at Beijing’s Capital International Airport were canceled as pollution caused poor visibility.

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The air quality index readings which measures airborne particles up to 2.5 micrometers, touched 500 around midday Friday, Xinhua said. These particles are considered particularly dangerous, because they can enter the lungs and make their way into the bloodstream. Anything above 100 is considered unsafe and above 300 is extremely hazardous.

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Representational image via monthshot.com

The polluted air in China’s major cities has occurred due to country’s reliance on fossil fuels for its rapid economic expansion.