Mongolia Booming but with Consequences

Any given day during the summer, the skies of Ulan Bator are caked in a thick smog that leaves many residents covering their faces or avoiding the outdoors altogether. According to the World Health Organization, air pollution contributes to the death of nearly 1,600 Mongolians each year. The WHO report, released last year, indicates that the concentration of dust particles in the air is 35 times more than the recommended level.

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