NAZA/JPL Study

China air pollution affecting California

Date of Release: 
Aug 11 2015

Aside from smartphones, toys and computers, China exports a different kind of product into the western United States — air pollution.

A study released by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA found that smog-forming chemicals making their way across the Pacific Ocean from China are undermining the progress California has made in reducing ozone, the most caustic component in L.A. smog.

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