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

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Ram Reddy
Ram Reddy4 years ago

not good

paul m.
paul m5 years ago


Magdalen B.
Magdalen B5 years ago

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

Jane Barton
Jane Barton5 years ago

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

Jennifer P.
Jennifer P5 years ago

Thank you.

aj E.
aj E5 years ago

all pollution hurts everyone.

Bette M.
Bette M5 years ago

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.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago


tiffany t.
tiffany t6 years ago

we are all interconnected ; what harms one, harms all