The world’s marketplace is filled with inexpensive T-shirts, and other products marked “Made in China,” but one Chinese export that’s causing increasing concern is that of environmental pollution. This according to the Internetwork for Sustainability, which reports that dirty water, choking air, and toxic factory effluents are causing major problems for China and its neighbors. Indeed, while pollution of the Yangtze river is almost legendary, an explosion at a Chinese chemical plant recently sent 100 tons of benzene compounds pouring down a tributary into Russia. With nearly half the world’s population living in river basins which have their source in China, such pollution is one export that needs to be embargoed very soon.

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