Landmark ruling: Air pollution made a ‘material contribution’ to Kissi-Debrah death

A nine-year old girl has become the first person to have air pollution listed as a direct cause of their death.

by Isabella Kaminski
Ella Kissi-Debrah died in 2013 from acute respiratory failure, severe asthma and air pollution exposure, according to the coroner. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images
Ella Kissi-Debrah died in 2013 from acute respiratory failure, severe asthma and air pollution exposure, according to the coroner. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images

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