Pollution Leads to Drop in Life Span in Northern China, Study Finds

July 8, 2013 7:10 PM

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Pollution Leads to Drop in Life Span in Northern China, Study Finds

The study, which appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was conducted by an American, an Israeli and two Chinese scholars and was based on analyses of health and pollution data collected by official Chinese sources from 1981 to 2001.

The results provide a new assessment of the enormous cost of China’s environmental degradation, which in the north is partly a result of the emissions of deadly pollutants from coal-driven energy generation. The researchers project that the 500 million Chinese who live north of the Huai River will l...

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