Severe smog in Shengfang in northern Hebei province last December. Hebei is one of the worst polluted provinces in the country. Photo: Reuters Severe smog in Shengfang in northern Hebei province last December. Hebei is one of the worst polluted provinces in the country. Photo: Reuters
Severe smog in Shengfang in northern Hebei province last December. Hebei is one of the worst polluted provinces in the country. Photo: Reuters

Smog cuts 3 years off lives in northern China, international study finds

Coal-fired pollution leads to higher rates of illnesses such as lung cancer and stroke but life expectancy gap is narrowing, researchers say

Topic |   China pollution
Severe smog in Shengfang in northern Hebei province last December. Hebei is one of the worst polluted provinces in the country. Photo: Reuters Severe smog in Shengfang in northern Hebei province last December. Hebei is one of the worst polluted provinces in the country. Photo: Reuters
Severe smog in Shengfang in northern Hebei province last December. Hebei is one of the worst polluted provinces in the country. Photo: Reuters
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