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New Research Shows Longer Lives Now Possible In China, Just Four Years After Declaring War On Pollution

A new study by Dr. Michael Greenstone, professor of economics, University of Chicago, and a Commissioner on The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, shows that Chinese cities have cut concentrations of fine particulates in the air by 32 percent on average in just those four years since the country launched their efforts against pollution.

The study tracked daily data from more than 200 monitors across the country from 2013 to 2017. If these reductions in pollution are sustained, the average Chinese citizen would see their life expectancy increase by 2.4 years relative to 2013.

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