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The death toll from air-pollution sources

Estimates of worldwide deaths associated with exposure to fine particles in atmospheric pollution provide some surprising results. The findings will guide future research and act as a wake-up call for policymakers. See Letter p.367

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Jerrett, M. The death toll from air-pollution sources. Nature 525, 330–331 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/525330a

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