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As Beijing air pollution worsens, more Beijing citizens dicide to clear out.

After a brutal winter, when Beijing and some other cities in northern China logged their worst air pollution readings on record, and a somewhat better but still unacceptably unhealthful spring, some people are starting to escape from Beijing.

Although Beijing officials have said sulfur dioxide counts have dropped in recent years, other major air quality measures and the soupy haze that often blankets the city tell a different story. China's rapid economic growth and urbanization have brought many more pollution-spewing vehicles to the city, and Beijing also has the misfortune of being surrounded by mountains that trap the soot-filled air from neighboring provinces that churn out huge amounts of steel, cement and other products for the domestic market.

This is a story of one of the many families escaping Beijing.

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For ten years, Yunjie and her husband struggled in this big city. They fanally bought themselves a house in Beijing and now have a boy Xiaoxiao. After nearly a decade in Beijing, they now decided it was time for a change for their son, a smog-free environment.

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Here in Beijing, no matter where they go, they have to wear a mask.

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According to the data released by the US embassy in Beijing in March, a particulate matter in the air small enough to lodge in the respiratory system, known as PM2.5. has has been at an average of 100 micrograms per cubic meter since 2008, according to the data, about six times what the US’s Environmental Protection Agency deems safe. At one point last year, PM2.5 levels reached over 800 micrograms per cubic meter—making it the city’s most polluted day since 2008.


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Even when it's time for play, a mask is needed.

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Now they decided to move to Hainan for good. The alarm of their air purifier was on, indicating that the air indoor is heavily polluted.

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