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Title: Polluted environment kills 1.7 million children a year
Source:The Hindu
Date:6 March

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. Such unsanitary and polluted environments can lead to fatal cases of diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia, the WHO said in a report, and kill 1.7 million children a year.




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