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Air Pollution and Child Health: Prescribing clean air - Summary

This study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) summarizes the latest scientific knowledge on the links between exposure to air pollution and adverse health effects in children.

This report is intended to inform and motivate health professionals to take individual and collective action to prevent damage to children's health from exposure to air pollution. Exposure to fine particles in the ambient environment and in households causes about seven million premature deaths each year, and ambient air pollution alone imposes enormous costs on the global economy.

 

Authors: World Health Organization (WHO), 2018

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