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Study: Pollution from Chinese factories is harming air quality on U.S. West Coast

BEIJING —' Bad air from China is blowing across the Pacific Ocean and contributing to smog in the United States, according to new scientific research.
And much of that air pollution is being caused by the manufacture of goods in China for export to the United States and Europe. We’ve outsourced our manufacturing and much of our pollution, but some of it is blowing back across the Pacific to haunt us,” said Steve Davis, a University of California at Irvine scientist and a co-author of the study. “Given the complaints about how Chinese pollution is corrupting other countries’ air, this paper shows that there may be plenty of blame to go around.”

China Exports Pollution to U.S., Study Finds

BEIJING — "Filthy emissions from China’s export industries are carried across the Pacific Ocean and contribute to air pollution in the Western United States, according to a paper published Monday by a prominent American science journal.
The research is the first to quantify how air pollution in the United States is affected by China’s production of goods for export and by global consumer demand for those goods, the study’s authors say. It was written by nine scholars based in three nations and was published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which last year published a paper by other researchers that found a drop in life spans in northern China because of air pollution.

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I did a report on Strontium 90 back in Jr. High, several decades ago, for pete's sake. And today, in 2014, a few years since this rolling global disaster began, you hear almost nothing from the state-controlled mainstream media about this. My own personal first thought (at the time) was, thank goodness I got my flat screen tv (made in Japan) a few weeks before this happened. Because I certainly don't buy "made in Japan" right now.

This is a worldwide disaster, so why is peaceprizewinner so silent on the issue? Well, among other facts, he DOESN'T HAVE A CLUE about any defensive actions this country should be taking. AND, of course, he is too busy globe hopping & partying on down at the WH at taxpayer expense. [as in "What me worry?]

Citizens of the U.S. need to take whatever measures they can to protect themselves, and having some liquid iodine in your fridge should be one of the basics. My thoughts & prayers are with the Japanese who are on that meltdown site, basically sacrificing their lives to try to fix the unfixable.

At least we here in Ohio don't live on the west coast (nor, hopefully, eat Pacific Ocean fish of any kind).

how TEPCO lied to everyone and endangered the lives of many.

that would be corporate run, corporate controlled mainstream media you're not hearing anything about this from. How often do you hear right wing radio talk about this?



Do you really think the radioactivity is headed in a direct straight line from Japan to the US. Do you really not think the radiation would not follow the currents?

This doesn't appear to be a scientific model. I find it extremely hard to believe that San Diego would be affected by more radiation than the Aleutian islands, at least initially. It does not fit common sense. Being that there is no explanation of why I am suspect of this model.


I'm just messing with Farmer Girl about how the media isn't all over it.

I do believe the radiation from Japan is something very serious to be concerned about, but I don't think this particular model is accurate.

I agree on all accounts. Sorry I missed the jest.


that I neither care about, nor respond to, most nonsense you post. I have a near perfect record of correctly identifying the trolls and sock puppets on this or any other message board. It's the same tactics and basically the same wording, over and over and over. It's always puzzling that trolls don't try harder to cover their tracks. [Now where did I store that article on trolling ??]

The following is for readers/lurkers: FYI... the primary give-away that pmw appears to be a classic troll - in this particular thread & comment - is that the Original Post is by Wolfman (or Mr-I) - not by me.. So pmw tripped all over himself by digressing to high-sounding blather about the "model" being flawed, etc. and trying to do 2 things at once: 1) Get a rise out of me, and 2) sound knowledgeable about the "model" that WOLFMAN used in his original post.

How the "plume" of contamination is traveling is not the important part of Wolfman's post anyway. But that is how trolls operate - change the subject, nit pick on unimportant details, obfuscate in general, and find a way to mock anyone taking the subject seriously. Identifying this particular troll was easy here. Because he went after me, rather than the original poster, with whom I am in basic agreement. That makes no sense. Trolls never DO make any sense. That's the most reliable way to identify them.

[End of today's lesson trolls.]

Ah, come on Farmergirl... have a sense of humor. I was just pointing out that media is much more corporate run than state run.

And while your at it, you really should drop the whole sock puppet conspiracy thing. It's not working for you.


Don't forget the poisoned toothpaste, pet food, etc. that the Chicoms got a pass on, either. As long as they continue to buy untold billions of worthless paper from us, the Chicoms can basically do whatever they want. The Chinese, Japanese, or anyone else knows the golden rule of American business---money talks and bullshit walks!

I buy almost nothing made in China. Certainly no food. Most tilapia that Americans are so crazy about, comes from China. My osteopath many many years ago checked a particular supplement I wanted his opinion on. [I always ran anything like that by him first.] He said that particular one was ok for me to take, but added "Do not under any circumstances take supplements manufactured in China."

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