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AIR POLLUTION

Clearing smog’s particulate problem

Chloride-rich particulate matter has been identified as a major contributor to air-quality deterioration in cities across India. Identification and reduction of chloride emissions could therefore improve visibility and human health across the region.

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Fig. 1: India Gate shrouded in smog during winter 2019.

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Beig, G. Clearing smog’s particulate problem. Nat. Geosci. 14, 59–60 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-021-00687-3

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