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A missing sink for radicals

Air pollution can cause a widespread haze in the Arctic. A study of the lower atmosphere there suggests that haze particles might take up free radicals, and so extend the lifetime of air pollutants in the region.

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Lelieveld, J. A missing sink for radicals. Nature 466, 925–926 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/466925a

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