Outsourcing US jobs to China creates more pollution in America

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January 21, 2014 6:39:02 PM PST
A new study finds that outsourcing United States manufacturing jobs to China creates more air pollution in America.

Researchers say powerful winds called Westerlies carry dust, ozone and carbon from China across the Pacific leading to pollution spikes in the Western United States, especially in the Spring.

Scientists blame at least one extra day of smog in Los Angeles each year on pollution from China.