WHO: Air pollution linked to 600,000 child deaths

WHO: Air pollution linked to 600,000 child deaths
WHO: Air pollution linked to 600,000 child deaths

The director general of the World Organization has said air pollution is "one of the most pernicious threats" facing global public health today and is on a much bigger scale than HIV or Ebola.

Dr Margaret Chan told the Today programme that poor air quality was having a disproportionate impact on the young and was linked to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of children each year.

BBC

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