WHO: Air pollution causes 7 million premature deaths a year
24 September 2021 | 6:46 am
The UN health agency now ranks air pollution on a par with smoking or an unhealthy diet. As a result, it has issued new, stricter guidelines they claim could save millions of lives.
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