Air Pollution

This is what air pollution is doing to teenagers’ lungs, according to a chest surgeon

More than half a million children under five died in 2016 from respiratory infections caused by ambient and household air pollution, the WHO estimates. Image: Lung Care Foundation

Kate Whiting

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A graphic showing healthy and unhealthy lungs. air pollution
From L to R: A healthy pink lung, the lung of a non-smoker in their 40s and the lung of a 14-year-old. Image: Lung Care Foundation.

A graphic showing how air pollution can affect children's health.
This is the impact of air pollution on children’s health. Image: WHO

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