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UK launches inquest into girl’s pollution-linked death

A court in London will look at what role the city’s air played in her fatal asthma, especially since it exceeds the WHO’s levels of acceptable pollution.

The first stage of an inquest into the death of a nine-year-old girl who died from severe asthma has begun in London.

The court will look at what role the city’s air played in her death, especially since it exceeds the World Health Organization’s levels of acceptable pollution.

Al Jazeera’s Jessica Baldwin reports.