報導還引述「經濟合作與發展組織(Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) 」上個月發佈的警告，指出﹕到2050年，城市空氣污染將成為人類死亡的頭號環境因素，比水污染與缺乏公共衛生設施更為嚴重。據估計，每年將有360萬人因為空氣污染而過早死亡，主要是在中國和印度。
Reports of 100 People in Mainland Infected With Avian Flu Virus.
News of a H7N9 avian flu virus outbreak is circulating in China. Mainland media have widely reported a total of 7 cases of infections, and 3 people have died. However, netizens broke the news on the internet that nearly 100 people were infected, and three of them died.
On April 2, Mainland writer Ge Hongbing said in a blog that the 301 military Hospital sent out an urgent notice. Nearly 100 people were infected with bird flu, and three of them have died. Fever, coughing and acute respiratory infection symptoms, may appear at the start of the illness.
So far, no vaccine against H7N9 avain flu virus exists. However, his blog was removed in less than 30 minutes.
Hong Kong media also reported on this issue. In addition to the H7N9 flu virus death case near the Fifth Hospital in Shanghai, another hospital also had five cases of severe unexplainable pneumonia. Shanghai officials denied it.
New Report Shows Air Pollution Kills 1.2 Million People in China in 2010
New scientific research data indicates air pollution was one of the main causes of death in the world’s population in 2010. The number of deaths from air pollution in China reached 1.2 million, accounting for almost 40% of the global total.
On April 2, the “New York Times" quoted the December issue of “Lancet”, a British medical journal. Air pollution is the world’s seventh leading cause of death, and total of 3.2 million people died worldwide in 2010 because of it.
This report, entitled, “The Global Disease Burden” highlights that air pollution ranks fourth as a lethal factor in China. It follows dietary risk, hypertension, and smoking.
The report also quoted warnings released last month from the Economic Cooperation and Development Organization. It said that in 2050, air pollution will become the number one environmental factor that will cause human death. It is more serious than water pollution, as well as lack of public health facilities. It is estimated that each year, 3.6 million people die prematurely because of air pollution. This mainly occurs in China and India.
Over A Thousand Factory Workers Strike in Shenzhen
Over a thousand workers from Shenzhen Energy Technology factory in Bao’an District, went on strike. They were protesting over labor disputes.
According to the ‘Jasmine Revolution’ website, the strike has lasted for three days. On April 1, the strikers held banners with “give me my hard-earned money”. They marched on the streets and protested. A large number of police were deployed.
It is reported that there are 6,000 employees in the company. The main production is of high-density interconnect boards, and multi-layer printed circuit boards. More than a thousand workers from this factory are on strike.