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Deaths From Air Pollution Spike to 8.8 Million Worldwide

(CN) – Air pollution caused an estimated 8.8 million deaths across the globe in 2015, inching ahead of deaths from smoking, according to a new study Tuesday. High rise residential buildings under construction are partly visible behind a Buddha statue due to smog in Greater Noida, near New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/R S Iyer) While just 4.5 million deaths were previously blamed on air pollution, that figure should be closer to 8.8 million according to the study published in the European Heart Journal. According to the World Health Organization smoking cigarettes was responsible for 7.2 […]

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