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Unicef asks world leaders to reduce air pollution amid high child death rate

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Air pollution kills thousands of children every year.

That's what a study from an international children's rights agency suggests. It found more than 600,000 children under the age of 5 died from diseases associated with air pollution in the last year.

The non-profit says that's more deaths than Malaria, HIV and Aids combined.

Unicef is asking world leaders to reduce air pollution by cutting back on using fossil fuels and investing in energy efficiency. 

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