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California Smog Made in China

Wednesday, January 29, 2014   (0 Comments)
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 What Goes Around Comes Around—

Outsourced Industries Export Smog

Researchers at Peking University in Beijing, China, who studied the particulate emissions that make up smog, found that between 17 and 36 percent of smog in China in 2006 came from factories making goods for export. One fifth of those exports were destined for the U.S. Atmospheric models showed that the wind pushed Chinese smog over the Pacific and dumped it on the U.S. west coast from Seattle to southern California. On any day in 20006, they found, one fourth of the smog over the U.S. west coast came from manufacture of goods made China for the U.S. market. Read the NewScientist story by Catherine Brahic.


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