High Consumption, Trade Shifts Harmful Effects of Pollution

April 11, 2017 09:06 AM
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Industrial air pollution causes nearly three-and-a-half million deaths a year, and international trade is shifting some of the harmful effects from consuming nations to producing nations, according to a study in the journal Nature. Mike O’Sullivan spoke with one of the authors of the report, who says that high consumption in the U.S. and Western Europe affects the health of people in manufacturing countries such as China.