Smog - a sign of Economic Success Across Asia

Smog is a phenomenon which at one point famously affected the newly industrialising urban landscapes of Europe and the US. London fog in the 19th century used to be a regular problem, which claimed lives as well as being a source of misery.
Smog is a phenomenon which at one point famously affected the newly industrialising urban landscapes of Europe and the US. London fog in the 19th century used to be a regular problem, which claimed lives as well as being a source of misery. But Smog is now readily associated with the rapidly developing, urbanising populations of Asia. Many cities in China are effected, particularly Beijing. But also in parts of South east Asia, smog is a problem for different reasons. Wood burning in Indonesia can play havoc on the air quality in Singapore and Malaysia. Rapid urbanisation, combined with the reliance of car transportation and booming industrial production have had a major impact in a relatively short period of time. Of course, this is a sign of economic success, but a real challenge. But it also throws up business opportunities: air conditioners and air purifiers are a great example.