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"Another Way We're Letting Them Down": Report Shows Deadly Toll of Air Pollution on Children


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"Another Way We're Letting Them Down": Report Shows Deadly Toll of Air Pollution on Children

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Toxic air pollution poses an "enormous" risk to children worldwide, according to a new report from UNICEF released Monday.

In fact, the analysis finds that indoor and outdoor air pollution is a major contributing factor in the deaths of around 600,000 children under age five every year, with almost one in seven of the world's children—300 million—living in places where ultra-fine particulate matter in the air exceeds international guidelines by at least six times.


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Let's remember that the bugs and bunnies are coughing, too.


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I would like to see the satellite images of the Western Continent as well. The poor air quality is affecting seniors as well and anyone with an already weak immune system.


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Toxic pollution and sludge is good for your children as long as the greedy,corportocracy can make $$$$$$$ from their miasma of corporate greed.


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One way to read this is that protecting our children is bad for business.


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I believe that the numbers are - 100,000+ U.S. deaths/year and 10,000+ Canadian deaths/year due to air pollution.
But centrist politics is fine with that.