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Washington Post: 1 in 7 children globally lives with toxic air, according to UNICEF

UNICEF used satellite imagery to detail how an estimated 2 billion children live in areas where outdoor pollution exceeds minimum air-quality guidelines set by the World Health Organization. Of those, about 300 million children live in areas where outdoor pollution has reached particularly dangerous levels — often six or seven times beyond international guidelines. The result: air pollution has been linked to more than a half-million deaths each year of children younger than 5, nearly twice the death toll caused by malaria.