May 202015
 

Air pollution

Deaths due to air pollution have increased fourfold across the globe over the past decade, the latest assessment by the World Health Organization shows. The database on which the report is based shows that China and India are by far the worst affected countries.

“Air pollution is one of the main avoidable causes of disease and death globally. About 4.3 million deaths each year, most in developing countries, are associated with exposure to household (indoor) air pollution.

It highlights the risks of an increasing disease burden due to polluted air at home and outside.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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