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Policy brief: Air Pollution in Early Childhood

Author(s): Jack Graham/Bernard van Leer Foundation

Air pollution is a global health emergency and young children are the most vulnerable. Polluted air causes long-lasting damage to babies and toddlers, whose brains and bodies are still developing and who breathe in more toxic air than adults. A comprehensive set of policies are needed to reduce emissions at source, while protecting children from the pollution which already exists.

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