A new study by researchers at Peking University has found that fine particles in China’s polluted air kill 64,000 babies in the womb each year. Photo: SCMP Composite
A new study by researchers at Peking University has found that fine particles in China’s polluted air kill 64,000 babies in the womb each year. Photo: SCMP Composite

‘Airborne baby killer’: 64,000 die in womb each year as a result of polluted air in China despite official efforts to tackle problem

  • New Peking University study calculates number of fetal deaths caused by fine particle pollution for first time
  • China ranks fourth worst in the world after India, Pakistan and Nigeria in terms of number of filthy air-linked stillbirths

A new study by researchers at Peking University has found that fine particles in China’s polluted air kill 64,000 babies in the womb each year. Photo: SCMP Composite
A new study by researchers at Peking University has found that fine particles in China’s polluted air kill 64,000 babies in the womb each year. Photo: SCMP Composite
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