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Study finds that China’s premature deaths from pollution will continue to rise even after clean-air efforts

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n aging population that is more susceptible to disease and the current rate of progress in reducing pollution mean that deaths from fine particulate matter could rise by up to 40 percent between 2013 and 2030, to 1.3 million, according to research from Tsinghua University and Health Effects Institute, a U.S. nonprofit.
1 year ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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