Study: Indoor Pollution Kills 2.2 Million Young Chinese

A new report says that half of the victims of China’s indoor air pollution are under five years old. From VOA:

Modern, industrial China is synonymous with air pollution.

But now Chinese citizens face another deadly environmental threat – one that lurks in their homes, schools, and places of work and leisure.

A new report released Sunday by the state-run China Center for Disease and Control and Prevention, reveals more than two million young Chinese die each year from in-door pollution. The report says indoor pollution levels can often be 5-10 times higher than those measured in the nation’s notoriously bad outdoor air.

Goods and materials used in the home, schools, office and leisure place – from roof insulation to sofas – are manufactured using lethal toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, ammonia and radon.

May 17, 2010 9:31 PM
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