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More Than One Quarter Of Child Deaths Worldwide Attributable To Polluted Environments, WHO Says

CNN: Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children each year, WHO says
“Each year, environmental pollutants cost an estimated 1.7 million lives among children under five, according to World Health Organization reports released Monday…” (Senthilingam, 3/5).

Reuters: Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children a year: WHO
“A quarter of all global deaths of children under five are due to unhealthy or polluted environments including dirty water and air, second-hand smoke, and a lack or adequate hygiene, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday…” (Kelland, 3/5).

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