The palestinian Ma’an News Agency reports
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Nearly 2 billion children, about 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15, breathe toxic air, which is polluted to such an extent that it puts their health and well-being at serious risk.
According to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), it estimated that 600,000 children died in 2016 from lower respiratory infections caused by dirty air.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, said “Polluted air is poisoning millions of children and ruining their lives.”
He stressed “This is inexcusable. Every child should be able to breathe clean air so they can grow and fulfill their full potential.”
Yeah, about that
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