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Air Brained

by | 12th, July 2004

‘FORTY scientists from seven British universities are to travel to the Azores today to follow a plume of air as it heads across the Atlantic Ocean.

The Intercontinental Transport of Ozone and Precursors programme’s HQ

Yes, that’s right 40 scientists have managed to convince their employers that they need to travel to the islands to look at air.

The Independent says the aim of the mission is not purely to get a suntan, but also to see if American smog and exhaust fumes are harming us here in Britain.

Dr Alastair Lewis, of the Intercontinental Transport of Ozone and Precursors programme, explains.

‘It’s highly likely that air leaving the States contains a cocktail of nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons which are

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