Smarter pavement tackles urban smog

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Smog, air pollution colloquially called the “marine layer’ in Los Angeles and the cause of choking midday darkness in Beijing, could be cleaned by special pavement.

The Los Angeles Times last week reported on a paper published in a recent edition of the Journal of Hazardous Materials. Dutch researchers had invented air purifying paving blocks (photocatalytic pavement) that were observed to have cut contaminants caused by vehicular by nearly half during a yearlong pilot study.

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