child mortality

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Data show indoor air pollution a major killer of kids

In India, more than 100,000 children died as a result of household air pollution that same year. Burning solid fuels such as wood and dung for cooking is a leading risk factor for lower respiratory infections. Lower respiratory infections include deaths caused by influenza, haemophilus influenzae type B, pneumonia, respiratory syncytial virus, and other respiratory infections. A detailed breakdown of deaths caused by these different viruses and bacteria can be found in the published Global Burden of Disease studies.

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Turkey Catches Up With France

Here the inimitable Hans Rosling of Gapminder shows how Turkey’s quality of life is now on par with France: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4GztlkyedQ&feature=player_embedded