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Study: Air Pollution Kills Millions, Hurts Economies

Air pollution has emerged as the deadliest form of pollutant, causing 5.5 million premature deaths globally in 2013 - four times the toll from HIV/AIDS and six times the lives lost to malaria.   The data comes from a joint study by the World Bank and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, published Thursday.  Young children and the elderly are hardest hit, with tiny airborne dust-like particulates doing the most damage, the study finds. Indoor air pollution comes...

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