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Should WTA players be worried about their health?

EPA PM 2.5 AQI

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51-100 moderate
101-150 unhealthy for sensitive
151-200 unhealthy
201-300 very unhealthy
300+ hazardous

Shenyang Air Pollution: Real-time PM2.5 Air Quality Index (AQI)

Also, why aren't players speaking out on behalf of the people of China? Many of them have enough money that they can afford to take a stand.

(Whether or not a tournament is played in Shenyang is not the most relevant issue.)

Chinese lives matter.

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The giant hornets of Japan fly at a person's eyes and spray venom to blind them. So, if a match is being held in Tokyo and giant hornets attack that will be a "much bigger factor in performance" since the player is now blinded. So, the issue of hindrance from fluorescent greenish-yellow clothing is moot.
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Re: Should WTA players be worried about their health?

The top players are all corporate whores and the lower seeds and mid-lower ranked players don't feel they have enough money where they can afford to do without support of the tour or make sponsors edgy about sponsoring woman's tennis. Plus the mid-lower tier players don't tour china or at least get on the card at the big industrial cities.
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Re: Should WTA players be worried about their health?

I lived in Shenyang before. It was pretty bad then and it's becoming worse apparently.

Chinese politicans have definitely started to understand the problem, but changes will take years and decades. Fortunately, Europe has much better air quality than East Asia and the US.

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The giant hornets of Japan fly at a person's eyes and spray venom to blind them. So, if a match is being held in Tokyo and giant hornets attack that will be a "much bigger factor in performance" since the player is now blinded. So, the issue of hindrance from fluorescent greenish-yellow clothing is moot.
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EPA PM 2.5 AQI

Shenyang, 972

0-50 good
51-100 moderate
101-150 unhealthy for sensitive
151-200 unhealthy
201-300 very unhealthy
300+ hazardous

Shenyang Air Pollution: Real-time PM2.5 Air Quality Index (AQI)

Also, why aren't players speaking out on behalf of the people of China? Many of them have enough money that they can afford to take a stand.

(Whether or not a tournament is played in Shenyang is not the most relevant issue.)

Chinese lives matter.
why? they stayed there like 2 weeks, it's not like they have been exposed to radiation.So 2 weeks in a normal functioning body,which is what they have, is nothing.

And please, people don't rate Chinese lives that much, otherwise they would relinquish their samsung, apple, various electronic devices, shoes, clothes, etc. etc.

We are not that good-natured people.
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Re: Should WTA players be worried about their health?

They should, but only if they were to become long-term residents of this polluted area. Spending a week or two there is probably OK.
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The giant hornets of Japan fly at a person's eyes and spray venom to blind them. So, if a match is being held in Tokyo and giant hornets attack that will be a "much bigger factor in performance" since the player is now blinded. So, the issue of hindrance from fluorescent greenish-yellow clothing is moot.
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Re: Should WTA players be worried about their health?

Power bump for superstition.

Shenzhen Air Pollution: Real-time PM2.5 Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI 154 <Unhealthy>

The atmosphere is terrible even in the neighbor country for years thanks to the smog wind from the west.
Outdoor activities are not recommended these days and my respiratory organs are notably damaged though I played tennis again this morning.
This can't be a petty issue for players.
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Re: Should WTA players be worried about their health?

I lived in China for 20 years, most of the time in highly polluted area(most recent 10 years to be exact)
it's safe to say, for a large amount of people in China, there're more important things for them to deal with

for me, my childhood was actually more about sand storm, and we didn't know what is pm 2.5 back then

still, have to say, normally the smog will go away with the wind or the rain, so it's not like the story CNN or FOX wants you to believe. It's more like crimson peak, not silent hill

well, of course, I don't like the so called "smog" as everyone else, and I don't want my body to pay the price for high speed development either

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