Polluted air killing half a million babies a year across globeOctober 21, 2020
State of Global Air report says indoor air quality causing two-thirds of the deaths and affecting health in the womb
Air pollution last year caused the premature death of nearly half a million babies in their first month of life, with most of the infants being in the developing world, data shows.
Exposure to airborne pollutants is harmful also for babies in the womb. It can cause a premature birth or low birth weight. Both of these factors are associated with higher infant mortality.