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Study: Air Pollution Contributes To 500000 Newborn Deaths A Year – NPR

The culprit is air pollution — a problem around the globe, from homes where people cook using coal and wood to the smoky streets of San Francisco when wildfires…

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Pollution is a global problem. Above: Stockton Street in the Chinatown district of San Francisco on Sept. 9, a time when air quality was affected by wind and wildfires.
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As wildfires raged up and down the Pacific Coast last month, families across California and Oregon lived in and breathed in smoky, toxic air for weeks. Many days, the region’s air quality ranked among the worst in the world.
Officials warned residents that the air pollution could exacerbate…

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