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Panasonic to offer 'pollution premium' to employees in China

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Employees of Japan-based Panasonic Corp. sent to China are to receive a wage premium to compensate for the dangerous air pollution in China, Agence France-Presse reported.

The electronics company is probably the first to provide a premium to compensate for hazardous air.

Cities in China often experience smoggy air and people in affected regions use masks to avoid breathing in the polluted air.

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