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

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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