Half a million babies died because of air pollution

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Washington. Last year almost half a million infants died due to air pollution, according to a study by the U.S. Health Effects Institute and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Babies in India (116,000 deaths) and sub-Saharan Africa (236,000 babies died) are particularly exposed to this deadly danger.
According to the study, toxic fumes from fuels used for cooking were responsible for two thirds of the deaths. Research shows that there is growing evidence that the risk of underweight babies and premature births increases when mothers are exposed to high levels of air pollution during pregnancy.

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