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A breath of foul air in China

August 10, 2008

The best health advice you can give people about China is this: Don't go.

Tens of thousands of Olympics goers will return home with upper respiratory illnesses.

Exhaust pollution (except for that being emitted by diesel cars and trucks) is the least of tourists' worries; there is pollution from manufacturing. All tourists should consider wearing charcoal-filtered face masks outside their hotels.

Ernest Salomon

Santa Barbara

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