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    Posted December 7, 2013 by
    Zhoushan, China
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    Heavy Smog In Eastern China


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Metzorama captured video of the thick layer of smog in areas across Zhoushan, China. The former Los Angeles resident says he has never seen smog like this before. He says it is possible to go outside without a breathing apparatus, but says it would be unwise to do so. 'Many people are wearing surgical masks. This is normally common in China -- for various reasons -- but seems to be more common lately. I don’t have a mask, and have been trying to wait the smog out by staying indoors and avoiding exercise,' he said. The Chinese government reported on December 6 that the air quality index was 361 in cities like Shanghai and other areas in China. The U.S. categorizes any reading over 300 as "hazardous," according to reports by CNN Money. 'I have never seen visible pollution like this before, and certainly have never felt my health decline as a result. It’s pretty scary,' he said.
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    Dangerously high levels of pollution in the air have caused school closings in Eastern China. The HD video shown here depicts smog around Zhoushan Island, Zhejiang, China --just south of Shanghai. (This was shot with a Hero3 Black using Zenmuse gimbal mounted on a DJI Phantom)

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