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Sao Paulo Choking on Its Own Smog: Study

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October 21, 2013
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Sao Paulo, host city of the first World Cup soccer match next year, has a major pollution problem. A recent study says air pollution in the southern Brazilian city causes three times more deaths than breast cancer or traffic accidents and costs the state US$160 million per year. Tara Cleary reports.


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