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Study links air pollution to over six million deaths

IEA's report, the first for the agency, says "many of its root causes and cures" can be found in the energy industry

Environmental issues, says IEA's Mr Birol, are very important to emerging economies like India and China, whose cities are often plagued by choking smog.


A SOBERING report released on Monday by the International Energy Agency (IEA) says air pollution has become a major public health crisis leading to around 6.5 million deaths each year, with "many of its root causes and cures" found in the energy industry.

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