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Pollution And Health: 9 Million Deaths Per Year

The Lancet Commission published a report on October 19, 2017 that outlined the results of pollution and health. The report concluded that 9 million people suffered premature deaths due to pollution in 2015. “Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today. Diseases caused by pollution were responsible for […]

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Air Pollution: Getting All Choked Up

By Daniel Brouse Air pollution may be the largest problem facing the world. Emissions of CO2, methane and other greenhouse gases are causing irreversible climate change. Since the effects of global warming take years to become apparent, many people don’t even notice the change; however, air pollution is already the leading cause of death worldwide. […]

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Air Pollution Deaths

A report from the World Bank found: Air pollution has emerged as the deadliest form of pollution and the fourth leading risk factor for premature deaths worldwide. Those deaths cost the global economy about US$225 billion in lost labor income in 2013, a new study finds, pointing toward the economic burden of air pollution. The […]

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Air Pollution Killing Millions

by Daniel Brouse It is estimated by the World Health Organization that 7 million people per year die as a result of air pollution. “According to the latest urban air quality database, 98% of cities in low- and middle income countries with more than 100,000 inhabitants do not meet WHO air quality guidelines. Over 80% […]

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China: Air Quality *Red Alert*

The air pollution in China has become so bad the government has issued their first ever Red Alert. Schools in Beijing are closing and outdoor construction is to cease. The state-run Xinhua news agency says the red alert is the highest possible, and has not been used in the city before. The air quality is […]

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Largest Health Risk

The largest unnatural risk to your health is air pollution. Air pollution is responsible for 1 in 8 deaths. WHO reports: In new estimates released today, WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more […]

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Climate Change Health Hazard

Physicians For Social Responsibility report: High in the Earth’s atmosphere, naturally occurring ozone is essential to protecting life on Earth from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. However, here on Earth’s surface, ground-level ozone is a harmful pollutant. Source of Ozone: Ground-level ozone is formed when two major classes of air pollutants — nitrogen […]

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