Air pollution: An underestimated killer


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Eliminating the toxic cocktail of molecules and lung-clogging particles cast off by burning oil, gas and coal, would restore a full year of life expectancy, say researchers — AFP

A “pandemic” of air pollution shortens lives worldwide by nearly three years on average, and causes 8.8 million premature deaths annually, scientists said on Mac 3 (2020).

Eliminating the toxic cocktail of molecules and lung-clogging particles cast off by burning oil, gas and coal would restore a full year of life expectancy, they reported in the journal Cardiovascular Research.

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