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1 in 8 Infants Breathe Toxic Air

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A UNICEF report published on Wednesday says that nearly 17 million babies, globally, are breathing toxic air. This effects one in eight infants worldwide.

According to CNN, bad air could impact their brains, posing lifelong health threats.

Over 12 million of those infants live in South Asia, where reports claim that pollution is "six times higher than recommended limits." Nicholas Rees of UNICEF explains, "We need cleaner, renewable sources of energy to prevent the pollution caused by fossil fuel combustion." Research says that air pollution can "stunt growth, impact IQ and memory and cause psychological issues.".

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