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Secret air pollutants in our homes 'claim thousands of lives'

Thousands dying each year from the effect of poor air quality, including pollutants from everyday objects and appliances in their homes, claims landmark new report

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12166395/Secret-air-pollutants-in-our-homes-claim-thousands-of-lives.html

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As was pointed-out on the lunchtime news, much of the threat from indoor pollutants can be reduced (in rural areas anyway) by opening windows as and when climatic conditions allow.  To my mind, pollution from traffic and power generation is a much greater threat,

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Shades of yesteryear and the politics of acid pollution.

Thousands of pollution deaths worldwide linked to western consumers – study

Study shows extent to which US and western European demand for clothes, toys and mobile phones contributes to air pollution in developing countries

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Western consumers who buy cheap imported toys, clothes and mobile phones are indirectly contributing to tens of thousands of pollution-related deaths in the countries where the goods are produced, according to a landmark study.

Nearly 3.5 million people die prematurely each year due to air pollution, the research estimates, and about 22% of these deaths are associated with goods and services that were produced in one region for consumption in another.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/29/western-consumers-fuelling-tens-of-thousands-of-air-pollution-related-deaths

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 Pollution is a consequence of all life, though humans are uncommonly effective polluters. Environmental pollution is an inevitable result of economic development, then cleanup is a result of further economic development.

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