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Climate Change Exposes Children to Lifelong Harm, Study Finds

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Climate Change Exposes Children to Lifelong Harm, Study Finds

Climate Change Exposes Children to Lifelong Harm, Study Finds.

The finding was released in a study conducted by 'The Lancet,' called The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change.

It was completed in collaboration with 120 experts from 35 well- known organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO).

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It found that without drastic action on climate change, an entire generation will be marked by illness and disease.

"Children are particularly vulnerable to the health risks of a changing climate.

Their bodies and immune systems are ... more susceptible to ... environmental pollutants." - Nick Watts, Study Co-Leader, via Aljazeera.

"Without immediate action from all countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions ... climate change will come to define the health of an entire generation." - Nick Watts, Study Co-Leader, via Aljazeera.

Researchers found that air pollution is among the most immediate and impactful health threats to children.

According to the WHO, ambient and household air pollution led to more than 7 million deaths in 2016

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