New Study Points To Invisible Killer Of Infants
The culprit is air pollution — a problem around the globe, from homes where people cook using coal and wood to the smoky streets of San Francisco when wildfires were raging.
A new study finds that air pollution contributed to about 500,000 newborn deaths in 2019. It's a problem around the globe — from homes that burn coal to stay warm to the smoky streets of wildfire-raging California.
Each year about 2.4 million infants die within the first 27 days of life. A new study suggests air pollution contributes to about 20% of those deaths.