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Rising Chinese ozone levels cause higher mortality – study

SHANGHAI: Rising ozone pollution in China’s cities has emerged as a major health risk, causing a rise in deaths from strokes and heart disease among vulnerable residents, according to a new study by a team of Chinese researchers. Data from 272 Chinese cities between 2013 and 2015 showed “robust evidence” linking rising short-term ozone exposure with increased mortality from cardiovascular and heart diseases as well as strokes, according to a paper published in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal. Ground-level…