People wear face masks on a polluted day in Beijing. More than 1.8 million Chinese died from pollution-related illnesses in 2015, a new study has said. Photo: Reuters

Pollution claims 1.8 million lives in China, latest research says

Contaminated air and water killed more than nine million people globally in 2015, mostly in poor countries, report says

Topic |   China pollution

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People wear face masks on a polluted day in Beijing. More than 1.8 million Chinese died from pollution-related illnesses in 2015, a new study has said. Photo: Reuters
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Alice Yan

Alice Yan

Alice Yan is a Shanghai-based social and medical news reporter. She started her journalism career in 2003 and has degrees in economics and public administration. Her Twitter account is @TingYanalice