China exports pollution alongside goods

When manufacturing moves overseas, its pollution boomerangs back to the buyers

By Jennifer Weeks, 15:35 PM February 25, 2014

China makes many of the products that people in other countries use every day. These include toys, clothes, furniture and electronics sold by American companies. U.S. companies make many of their goods overseas to save money. Producing goods in a foreign country at lower cost is known as outsourcing. A new study now finds that even when products are outsourced, the pollution produced in making them doesn’t remain in that foreign country. In fact, the study reports, much of the air pollution f...

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