China is beset with some of the worst air pollution ever. Residents are turning to facemasks, but, as reported by Planet Ark, some of them are not up to snuff:

Face masks have become the norm for many city residents, although only nine out of 37 types tested recently by the China Consumers Association met required standards in terms of filtering particulate matter and enabling easy breathing.

China Masks

Who Was That Masked Man? The Lone Breather!


Proper masks might help to some extent, but this is a heck of a way to run a country.