A woman wears a protective mask to fight bad air pollution in Beijing on October 22, 2018. / AFP / Nicolas ASFOURI
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Air pollution kills an estimated 600,000 children every year and causes symptoms ranging from loss of intelligence to obesity and ear infections but there is a limited amount parents can do, a report from the World Health Organization said Monday. Parents should try to avoid household air pollution by using less polluting fuels for cooking and heating and not smoking but to reduce child exposure to ambient pollution they should need to lobby politicians to clean up the environment, WHO experts said.
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