A Tearful Situation

Some people wear masks to filter the pollutants that irritate eyes and throat… but in the end masks cannot prevent respiratory distress. China’s water supply, crops and fish have already reached frighteningly high levels of contamination… which should give us all something to cry over and do something about. Pollution contributes to an estimated 750,000 premature Chinese deaths each year according to one unpublished World Bank study. Contamination knows no borders and crosses oceans with remarkable potency.