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300 million children breathe extremely toxic air, 600k die annually – UNICEF

One in seven of the world’s children breathe extremely polluted air, which is six and more times above the levels allowed by international guidelines, according to a new UN Children’s Fund report. UNICEF has released a new report, indicating that air pollution is one of the major factors in infant deaths worldwide. According to the fund, of every seven children …

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Delhi chokes as air pollution levels jump to 35 times safe limits

Smog has covered New Delhi, India, leading to warnings that even healthy locals may suffer from respiratory issues. Pollution levels have hit some 35 times the recommended safe limit set by the World Health Organization (WHO). New Delhi usually ranks as one of the world’s most polluted cities as it is, but on Monday morning things spiraled out of control. …