Children health and air pollution in Mongolia

Toxic substances in the air directly affect the development of the brain in the womb, and also deteriorate children’s behavior and cognitive abilities. In the past 10 years, respiratory diseases have risen by more than doubled per ten thousand people. At present, pneumonia is the second cause of child mortality under age of five. In 2015, 435 children under 5 died from pneumonia. Air pollution causes environmental and health concerns not only in Mongolia, but worldwide in fact. So it is essential to set up a sustainable policy and cooperation in favor of public health policy especially for children and take immediate measurements to reduce air pollution.

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