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    Mexico’s drastic bid to reverse decades of deadly pollution

    Mexico’s drastic bid to reverse decades of deadly pollution

    8 March 2017 Last updated at 01:14 GMT

    In the 1970s and 1980s a deadly cocktail of toxic factory fumes and car pollution had turned Mexico City into the world’s most contaminated city.

    Hundreds of thousands of people were falling ill each month, many of them children.

    In response, the Mexican authorities came up with an ambitious solution: curb the use of each of the city’s two million vehicles for one day a week, one of the first times any country had tried such a bold plan.

     

    More:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-39192695

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