7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

 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 than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could save millions of lives.

One response to “7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

  1. All the pdf summaries of the estimates and methodologies can be found here:

    Click to access FINAL_HAP_AAP_BoD_24March2014.pdf

    All other related information can be found on this page:
    http://www.who.int/phe/health_topics/outdoorair/databases/en/

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