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Air pollution kills more than 90 babies weekly

UNICEF has published a new study and now urges governments to adopt Air Quality Standards in line with the WHO Air Quality Guidelines, as air pollution is now a prominent cause of death among children across the region.

“When it comes to air pollution, the tiniest lungs carry the heaviest burden, wreaking havoc on children’s health and development, sometimes costing them their lives,” said Regina de Dominicis, UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia.

More than 90 babies die every week in Europe and Central Asia from causes associated with air pollution (unicef.org)

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