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Red Alert for Air Pollution,and More Condom?

Red Alert for Air Pollution,and More Condom?


Beijing issued a red alert for air pollution, its highest level, to reinforce quick response measures for smog,which raised a boom in the sales of condoms and sports-wear. People have greater concerns of good child bearing and try to prevent getting pregnant on smoggy days and have a stronger willingness to exercise outside once the air gets cleaner.

Source 中国日报

Topic Daily life, News, Weather, Life

ID M0094

Date of Publication 09-Dec-2015

Rate 57

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为了应对持续72个小时以上的空气重度污染,从昨日早上七点,北京市首次启动空气重污染红色预警。

To cope with the severe air pollution which lasts more than 72 hours, the hazy capital Beijing issued a red alert for air pollution, its highest level, to reinforce quick response measures for smog.

 

开始实施的应急措施包括机动车单双号限行;中小学、幼儿园停课;停止室外施工作业等。

The implementation the emergency measures include limited use of cars, suspension of classes, and construction work.


路上的行人们清一色带起口罩,北京多处地铁站人流量猛增。

Pedestrians wear masks unanimously and the passenger flow of several subway stations has soared quickly. 


人们纷纷在网上订购抵御空气重污染的用品,例如PM2.5口罩,空气净化器。

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让人意外的是,避孕套和运动服饰的网上订单也在急剧上升。

There is a sharp rise in online orders for anti-pollution products such as masks and air purifiers. While a boom in the sales of condoms and sports-wear might be a little unexpected.


人们担心在雾霾严重的环境下并不适合生育孩子,所以购买更多的避孕套来尽量避免怀孕。同时一旦空气质量有所好转,便希望可以穿着运动服在室外弥补这一段时间里所缺少的锻炼。

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People have greater concerns of good child bearing and try to prevent getting pregnant on smoggy days. And more frequent searches for sportswear may possibly because residents have a stronger willingness to exercise outside once the air gets cleaner.


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