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From the Ted Talk by Anirudh Sharma: Ink made of air pollution

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Every year, more than four to five million people die due to erpsouxe to odootur air polloutin around the world. This petri dish that you are looking at contains approximately 20 minutes' worth of pollution captured off a pyrolysis plant. This is PM 2.5. These particles — you can see it right now, but when they're out there in the air, you won't see them. These are so tiny that our lungs — our bodies cannot filter them, and they end up in our bdoeis — give us amshta and lung cancer if not treated in the right time.

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Every year, more than four to five million people die due to ________ to _______ air _________ around the world. This petri dish that you are looking at contains approximately 20 minutes' worth of pollution captured off a pyrolysis plant. This is PM 2.5. These particles — you can see it right now, but when they're out there in the air, you won't see them. These are so tiny that our lungs — our bodies cannot filter them, and they end up in our ______ — give us ______ and lung cancer if not treated in the right time.

Solution

  1. outdoor
  2. asthma
  3. bodies
  4. pollution
  5. exposure

Original Text

Every year, more than four to five million people die due to exposure to outdoor air pollution around the world. This petri dish that you are looking at contains approximately 20 minutes' worth of pollution captured off a pyrolysis plant. This is PM 2.5. These particles — you can see it right now, but when they're out there in the air, you won't see them. These are so tiny that our lungs — our bodies cannot filter them, and they end up in our bodies — give us asthma and lung cancer if not treated in the right time.

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