It is true that everywhere on the planet,
these are serious issues and there is no safe place any more, but China
seems to have even more problems in this area and everyone here seems to
a cough or sinus issue due to the
air pollution and we can all feel it in our lungs ( despite it being a
low pollution time here and usually quite clear. ( I'd hate to be here
in a high pollution time).
All the locals we are dealing with
here are also quite concerned about these issues. The family we are
staying with goes to some quite extreme efforts to try and get around
the food issues, like one of the grandfathers organic farms and raises
grass fed beef and animals high on a mountain far away where there is no
pollution...and it took the father 2 days drive to bring it to Beijing for
his family ( freezing it).
We've choosen to do just the best we can with these issues while here, but I do have concerns about China in this area and what it teaches us all about taking care of our food.