Originally posted by Duchess64
"Researchers Solve Mystery of Historic 1952 London Fog and Current Chinese Haze"
The article's leading author is Zhang Renyi, a Chinese professor at Texas A&M.
Something to think about for sure.
When I was a child, in Los Angeles, I had a series of pulmenary illnesses, bronchitis, pneumonia and such and I remember vividly, maybe 7 years old, being driven throught the streets of LA to children's hospital, this was around 1950 or so, I remembe looking out the window, here I am, a child with pneumonia and such, seeing the air between the buildings, a clearly distinct foggy greenish brown color. And That's where they took me for pneumonia...
LA is almost pristine compared to those days but they still have attacks of smog. I used to live in Venice Beach, near Santa Monica and mostly we had very nice clear ocean air from the breeze coming off the ocean, but one day in a hundred or so, the air would come from the LA direction and boy was it bad, even after they got their act together in LA, it is still not great. So the gist of that is, if you want to live in Southern California, move to San Diego. Escondido, Vista, San Marcos and the like. I went to college in San Marcos, Palomar College and we NEVER had smog.