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Air pollution on cruise ship decks rivals China and it's worst in these areas, study says

Rather than taking in a big breath of fresh air, cruise lovers might actually be inhaling pollution on par with the air in Beijing when they step out on the ship deck.  That's according to the findings of an undercover study by Ryan David Kennedy, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University's Department of Public Health. Kennedy measured the concentrations of particulate matter, or the amounts of liquid droplets or solids found in the air, at the bow (front), stern (rear) and exercise areas on each of the four ships and found that the levels were significantly higher behind the smokestacks. In fact, they were up to eight times higher.  Read more...



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