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Saturday, 13 February 2016 - 14:04
New research says polluted air causes 5.5 million deaths per year
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More than 5.5 million people worldwide are dying prematurely every year as a result of air pollution, new researches have unveiled.

Most of these deaths are occurring in the rapidly developing economies of China and India.

The main culprit is the emission of small particles from power plants, factories, vehicle exhausts and from the burning of coal and wood.

The data was compiled as part of the Global Burden of Disease Project.

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