Air pollution cuts life expectancy by 2+ years: study

STORY: Air pollution may be cutting your

life expectancy by two years

Five years if you live in South Asia

That's according to a new study

by the University of Chicago

which said the impact is

comparable to smoking

and worse than HIV/AIDS or terrorism

More than 97% of

the world's population

live with air pollution

that exceeds recommended levels

The study used satellite data

to measure levels of PM2.5

and warns air pollution has been

neglected as a public health issue

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