In a few months, Gandalf and Bilbo Baggins will travel across our movie screens to defeat the dragon Smaug. But, as Smaugs go, Tolkien's dragon isn't nearly as deadly as the smog we are exposed to everyday just by living in New York City. Every year, over three thousand New Yorkers die from complications related to breathing dirty air, and many more are hospitalized for heart and respiratory complications.
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