Date of Release:
Aug 12 2015
China’s air pollution is traveling across the Pacific Ocean and into the United States, according to a new study.
The study, published this week in Nature Geoscience, found that ozone, which can contribute to respiratory problems when inhaled, has been making its way from China to the western United States. In China, according to the study, ozone levels in the troposphere — the lowest level of the earth’s atmosphere — went up by about 7 percent between 2005 and 2010.