Odor experts… they are known to work in the perfume or wine industry. Now they have another possibility.
Chinese city recruits are looking for ‘smell specialists’ to sniff out air pollution. The job is to sniff out and identify pollutants in the air.
It’s all happening in a city named Guangzhou. It’s where 13 million people live in south China.
The job starts by getting air samples from different parts of the city. The samples are then sealed in bags. Back at the lab, the smell specialist sniffs the air through plastic tubes. From here, they try to figure out which pollutant is in the sample. They also have to figure out how strong the pollutant is.
If the pollutant is bad enough, the city goes on alert.
The pollution is so bad in parts of China that some can’t even go outside on high alert days.
As for the new job, no one has said if this position has any health risks of its own.
(sources: How Stuff Works, Washington Times, Daily Mail)