Health and Social Care

By Laura Sharman | June 21, 2018

Millions of children exposed to ‘toxic’ air pollution, charity warns

Millions of children exposed to ‘toxic’ air pollution, charity warns

One in three children in the UK are growing up in areas with dangerous levels of air pollution, new research by Unicef has revealed.

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