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JUL 09, 2013 - Mother Jones

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China's Coal Reliance Reduces Life Expectancy by 5.5 Years, Study Says

This story first appeared on the Guardian website. Air pollution causes people in northern China to live an average of five and a half years shorter than their southern counterparts, according to a study released on Monday that claims to show in unprecedented detail the link between air pollution and life expectancy. High levels of air pollution in northern China—much of it caused by an overreliance on burning coal for heat—will cause 500 million people to lose an aggregate 2.5 billion years from their lives, the authors predict in the study, published in the journal ... Read More

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