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Over 1 lakh children under the age of 5 died due to exposure to toxic air in India in 2016: WHO

Updated : October 30, 2018 12:20 PM IST

In the report, titled 'Air Pollution and Child Health: Prescribing Clean Air', deaths of about 600,000 children under 15 years of age in 2016 were attributed to the joint effects of ambient and household air pollution.
"Globally, 93 per cent of the world's children under 18 years of age are exposed to ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) levels above WHO air quality guidelines, which include the 630 million of children under 5 years of age, and 1.8 billion of children under 15 years," the World Health Organisation (WHO) study released Monday said.
Over 1 lakh children under the age of 5 died due to exposure to toxic air in India in 2016: WHO

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