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China, India account for half world’s pollution deaths in 2015: study

A man wearing a respiratory protection mask walks toward an office building during smog in BeijingChina and India accounted for more than half of the total number of global deaths attributable to air pollution in 2015, a study published on Tuesday said. Research by the U.S.-based Health Effects Institute (HEI) showed that air pollution caused more than 4.2 million early deaths worldwide in 2015, making it the fifth highest cause of death, with around 2.2 million deaths in China and India alone. Air pollution has been linked to higher rates of cancer, stroke and heart disease, as well as chronic respiratory conditions like asthma.

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February 14th, 2017 Posted in Drug
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