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Environmental risks kill 1.7M kids under 5 a year – WHO

indian school children wear masks as they sit inside a school cab
POLLUTION. Indian school children wear masks as they sit inside a school cab as schools re-open after three days of closure due to smog, in New Delhi on November 10, 2016. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP

Harmful exposure can start in the mother’s womb, increasing the risk of premature birth, which can lead to life-long health problems

GENEVA, Switzerland (Mar. 7, 2017) — More than one in 4 deaths in children under 5 are linked to polluted environments, according to two new World Health Organization reports published Monday, March 6. Continue reading Environmental risks kill 1.7M kids under 5 a year – WHO