Today I learned of the Asian brown cloud, a layer of air pollution that appears over South Asia and the Indian Ocean every year between January and March when there is no rain to wash pollutants from the air. Nearly two million people die each year, in India alone, from conditions related to the brown cloud. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asi…
Pollution in Mumbai, India can get so bad, that breathing the air for just one day is equivalent to smoking 2.5 packs of cigarettes. travel.nytimes.com/2007/0…
The Asian brown cloud, a 2-mile-thick blanket of polluted air that covers much of South Asia, may be responsible for the premature deaths of a half-million people each year in India alone cbsnews.com/2100-204_162-…

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