China Free Coal Policy In The North 'Cut Lifespans'

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China's policy of giving free coal for heating to residents in the north has contributed to shaving 5.5 years off life expectancy there, a study says.
China Free Coal Policy In The North 'Cut Lifespans'
 
 
China's policy of giving free coal for heating to residents in the north has contributed to shaving 5.5 years off life expectancy there, a study says.
 
It says air pollution from burning coal in the area north of the Huai River, with a population of some 500m people, was 55% higher than in the south.
 
 
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