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Is Chinese Air Pollution Dangerous to Americans?

Is Chinese Air Pollution Dangerous to Americans?

Q: Is the dust the blows over from China dangerous to the health of Americans?

A: According to the EPA, pollution wafting into the United States accounts for 30% of the nationís ozone. There is satellite evidence that dust from China does migrate at least as far as the Western United States. Any type of pollution is bad for the environment and can potentially have negative consequences for human health. Helping China with pollution control measures is an important aspect of US policy; however, America still has quite a ways to go in terms of its own output.

Dr. Brent Ridge is the health expert for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. You can call and ask him a question live every Tuesday at 2 p.m. Eastern on Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 112 (1.866.675.6675). You can also follow along as he learns to grow his own food and raise goats on his farm in upstate New York by visiting www.beekman1802.com.

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As an undergraduate, Dr. Brent Ridge majored in public health and environmental science, studying the way the state of the natural environment impacts our health choices. As a physician, he specializes in the field of aging. Send your health questions to Dr. Brent at drbrent@care2.com

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2:41AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

not good

11:39AM PST on Dec 22, 2012


Look At What We Are Doing To Our Earth

Earth Cry

Planet Earth is Dying

2:57PM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

noted...Thanks

10:22PM PDT on May 21, 2012

I don't think it's very good for the Chinese people.

5:03PM PDT on May 21, 2012

If Americans stopped buying cheap plastic crap from China, they would stop manufacturing it
and that would help air pollution and our deficit.

10:08PM PDT on May 20, 2012

Thank you.

8:12PM PDT on May 20, 2012

all pollution hurts everyone.

9:11AM PDT on May 20, 2012

The chinese are so smart they are stupid!!!!!!

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

7:05PM PDT on Apr 6, 2012

Thanks.

9:23AM PST on Dec 21, 2011

we are all interconnected ; what harms one, harms all

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