Health The average kid will get 20 months less to live thanks to toxic air, says study

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You’ve likely seen a special air quality statement from Environment Canada, advising people on smoggy days of high levels of air pollution and the problems it brings with it: coughing, throat irritation, trouble breathing and headaches.

But a new report on the state of global air from the Health Effects Institute reveals toxic air is actually shortening people’s lifespan by nearly two years.

Children born today can expect to die an average of roughly 20 months earlier than if they lived in a pollution-free world, according to the report.

“Air pollution reduces average life expectancy by almost as much as tobacco use,” it says.


Read more here. (Global News Canada)
 
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