According to “Apple to Toyota Add Face Masks, Purifiers on Beijing Smog” an article by Bloomberg News, pollution levels in Beijing are reaching dangerous levels for the fifth straight day. Companies such as Apple and Toyota are giving their employees face masks to wear in order to mitigate health consequences from working in Beijing. Some companies such as Hays PLC are planning to increase salaries for workers that are willing to work in highly polluted areas. This is not a good sign as the Chinese economy is only continuing to grow. Some companies such as Toyota are attempting to do their share to help with the pollution problem. They have “put more green plants in Beijing offices to help with air quality”. Clearly there is huge opportunity in China for “green” industries to help with this growing problem. Either that or strict regulation will be needed to make Chinese cities safe to live in. There will be potentially huge economic implications if Beijing were to become uninhabitable in the future. For now though people may just need to settle for face masks.