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Mongolians send children into countryside to escape choking winter smog

Mongolia has extended school winter holidays in the world’s coldest capital and many families have sent children to live with relatives in the vast, windswept grasslands to escape choking smog and respiratory diseases such as pneumonia. The temperature is expected … Continue reading

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Mongolian air pollution causing health crisis: UNICEF

Smog in the Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, is causing a public health crisis, especially among children, with treatment costs likely to put the cash-strapped country under increasing strain, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said. The government needed to take urgent … Continue reading

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Severe air pollution chokes Mongolia amid harsh winters

With thousands of families burning coal to survive in arctic temperatures, Mongolia is now home to the most poisonous air on the planet. Air pollution in China and India often makes international headlines, but in one country air quality is … Continue reading

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Mongolian capital sees severe air pollution

The Mongolian capital city of Ulan Bator on Wednesday saw solid particles in the air reaching dangerous levels, with the most-polluted area registering an amount almost 13 times above the safety level set by the World Health Organization (WTO). There … Continue reading

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Mongolian capital to ban low-grade coal to ease smog

Mongolia will ban the burning of low-grade coal in its capital Ulaanbaatar within the next decade, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism said, as the country tries to curb toxic air pollution. Ulaanbaatar is one of the world’s most polluted … Continue reading

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Mongolian air pollution kills 120 children annually 

A new report by the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences has revealed some disturbing figures about the impact of Ulaanbaatar’s killer smog, reports news.mn. The writers state that 120 children and 1200-1300 people in Mongolia are dying every year … Continue reading

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Forget Beijing, world’s worst air has Mongolians seeing red

If you think air pollution in China has been bad, consider Mongolia. Levels of particulate matter in the air have risen to almost 80 times the recommended safety level set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) – and five times … Continue reading

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Air pollution is endangering children’s health in Mongolia 

In Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, children like Nandin-Erdene face air so dense with pollution that they cannot view the colour of traffic lights. See what the air quality means for children’s health, and learn what UNICEF and partners are doing to cut … Continue reading

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