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'Pollution knows no borders'

A new report says pollution is deadlier than war; that it's a killer that knows no borders and can be found in the food we eat, the air we breathe; it can be hiding in toxic toys or chemical-filled couches. Richard Fuller is head of the NGO Pure Earth. The Australian-born, US-based engineer says we are only now getting a fuller understanding of the impact and the shared nature of the problem. "Places where metal is being smelted" are the biggest issue, he tells us.

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"There is a new story recently about nickel manufacturing in northern parts of Russia now impacting Norwegians," Richard Fuller says, giving an example of the toxic thread that links the world.

However, he adds, "pragmatic solutions" exist - they just need to be rolled out.

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