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Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:20 am | Updated: 2:41 pm, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

LONDON — Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization published Tuesday.

The agency said air pollution is the cause of about one in eight deaths and has now become the single biggest environmental health risk.

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