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Air pollution kills 600,000 children every year

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By ITN News Editor October 30, 2018 13:01

Air pollution kills 600,000 children every year

The World Health Organization said air pollution kills 7 million people each year including 600,000 children, almost all of them in poor countries in Asia and Africa with 9 out of 10 people on the planet breathing in toxic air. According to WHO, 93 percent of the world’s children under the age of 15, which represents 1.8 billion children, are affected by poisonous air damaging their intelligence and causing hundreds of thousands of deaths due to acute lower respiratory infections. About a quarter of adult deaths from heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer can be attributed to air pollution, said Dr. Maria Neira, WHO director for public health and environment.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 30, 2018 13:01
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