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urban pollution got you down south Korean say they have a unique solution for dusty days , a sizzling plate of pork barbecue hello there %HESITATION my mom told me that pork helps and pork belly is my favorite food so I eat more pork when it's Margie like today I don't believe in South Korea goes that pork is good for smog coal miners thought that all the oil would help the dust fly down their throat though experts say there's no scientific rationale behind that belief a soul doctor told Reuters you should instead wear a facemask or just avoid going outside all together but still on especially hazy days this year poor sales in the country have seen big spikes , it feels like oil from the meat washes away the dust in my throat South Korea faces a battle against unhealthy air a lot of it's from cars and coal fired power plants but it's not just a domestic problem smog has been blowing across the border from North Korea and China to and along with pork air purifiers and masks have seen a sales boom as well not just mass for people though his name is breed requires regular walking so I have no choice but to make him put on this mosque it's inconvenient but I think we'll have to keep living without sales of pet masks increased more than five times than usual last month according to Korean pet products maker dear dog this month new legislation doesn't needed south Korea's pollution plague as a social disaster which could potentially unlock emergency funds the World Health Organization has warned air pollution can cause cancer asthma Monia and other respiratory diseases