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Mon, Feb 22

Linking air pollution to obesity

In the two years since I moved to Beijing, I thought I had heard quite enough, thank you very much, about the perils of being exposed to the Chinese capital’s chronically smoggy skies.

There were the studies linking pollution to lower birth rates, and reports about the explosion of lung cancer cases, and of course the shocking research indicating life expectancy is 5.5 years shorter in northern China than in the south thanks to its dependence on coal-fired heating.

Read more from the LA Times.