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Dutchman offers Smog Free Tower to clean Beijing air

Artist to look for partners in China to build and instal his outdoor air purifier if the mayor's office gives approval

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One of the rewards Mr Roosegaarde offers Kickstarter donorsĀ is a ring set with a cube formed from collected smog particles, which are 42 per cent carbon. Research from Berkeley Earth, a non-profit that conducts scientific investigations on climate change, shows that 1.6 million people die each year of air pollution in China.

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One of the rewards Mr Roosegaarde (above) offers Kickstarter donorsĀ is a ring set with a cube formed from collected smog particles, which are 42 per cent carbon. Research from Berkeley Earth, a non-profit that conducts scientific investigations on climate change, shows that 1.6 million people die each year of air pollution in China.

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