Air Pollution Linked to 1.2 Million Premature Deaths in China

The New York TImes

Shanghai in January. Researchers said the toll from China’s pollution meant the loss of 25 million healthy years in 2010.


BEIJING — Outdoor air pollution contributed to 1.2 million premature deaths in China in 2010, nearly 40 percent of the global total, according to a new summary of data from a scientific study on leading causes of death worldwide.


Figured another way, the researchers said, China’s toll from pollution was the loss of 25 million healthy years of life from the population.


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