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Pollution's Long-Term Effects on Pre-Teens' Lungs

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Pollution's Long-Term Effects on Pre-Teens' Lungs

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Pollution's Long-Term Effects on Pre-Teens' Lungs

Pollution's Long-Term Effects on Pre-Teens' Lungs

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A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week indicates that current levels of air pollution have chronic adverse effects on lung development in children aged 10 to 18. The large study's authors conclude that the exposure leads to clinically significant deficits in adult lung function. NPR's Richard Harris reports.