Children’s lives could be cut short by air pollution

This article discusses how children’s lives could be cut short by air pollution. The study looked at the combined impact of two pollutants – particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide. [No link is provided to the study.]

Air pollution could shorten a child’s life by up to seven months, a study on one of the largest UK cities has suggested.

An eight-year-old child born in 2011 may die between two to seven months early if exposed over their lifetime to projected future pollution concentrations, Kings College London researchers studying Birmingham have found.

It is the first time new Government guidance on “mortality burdens” of air pollution has been applied in practice in a large city area.

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