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Q+A: Who Quality of air remains a global concern

Updated: 2013-01-16 08:04
( China Daily)

Editor's Note: The World Health Organization answers questions on air quality and health.

What are the health consequences of air pollution?

Air pollution increases the risk of respiratory and heart disease in the population. Both short- and long-term exposure to air pollutants have been associated to health impacts. More severe impacts affect people who are already ill. Children, the elderly and poor people are more susceptible.

Q+A: Who Quality of air remains a global concern

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