Tag: 2008 Olympics

Could Beijing's Polluted Air Sicken Olympic Spectators?

By Andrew Moseman | July 22, 2008 4:17 pm

BeijingThe Chinese government has been scrambling to cut down on air pollution before the world’s best athletes compete in the Olympics next month; they’ve closed down factories near Beijing and allowed people to drive their cars only every other day.

But according to researchers from Northwestern University, athletes aren’t the only ones who need to be wary of dirty air. Even spectators, they say, could suffer serious health problems from traveling to China for the games.

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