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China is home to seven of the world's ten busiest container ports. About 26 percent of all containers across the globe pass through the top 10 Chinese ports every year. Every ship and truck brings pollution along with its cargo, and China is paying a high price for pollution from shipping. In 2010 the country saw an estimated 1.2 million premature deaths caused by ambient air pollution. Since Chinese port cities are among the most densely populated with the busiest ports on the planet, air pollution from ships and port activities likely contributes to much higher public health risks than are found in other port regions.