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Scientists Blame Polluted Air for 5.5 Million Premature Deaths Each Year

Air pollution is responsible for more than 5.5 million premature deaths every year, with more than half of those deaths coming in China and India, according to new research presented Friday. Scientists warn the early death toll will climb over the next 20 years unless the world does more to fight the problem. The new study was carried out by researchers from China, India, the United States and Canada, who assembled estimates of air pollution levels in China and India and determined...

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