Heavy pollution chokes Shanghai’s air quality
Thick smog swallows the city’s tallest buildings. The visibility and air quality is so bad that the city has notched record pollutions levels – twenty times what the World Health Organization regards as hazardous. NBC’s Ian Williams reports.
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