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theguardian - 6 days ago

UK children face winter health crisis due to pollution, say doctors

Toxic air and cold weather could create deadly conditions and stretch NHS, medics sayThousands of children are facing hospital this winter as cold weather and the UK’s air pollution crisis combine to create potentially deadly conditions for young people, doctors have warned.The Royal College of Paediatricians, the Royal College of Physicians and children’s charity Unicef say that the UK’s toxic air and cold weather will leave a huge number of children extremely vulnerable this winter, creating an “overlooked” emergency for an already stretched NHS. Continue reading...

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