Pollution kills millions worldwide

The number of deaths from pollution around the world is three times more than deaths from AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, according to a new study. Air pollution accounted for 75% of it in 2019, and poses a threat to human health that has not yet been adequately addressed.

These findings were produced by the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, a global research initiative involving an elite biology professor. According to 2019 data, “the death of one in every 6 around the world is caused by pollution.”
According to Medical Express, the global death toll from pollution is 9 million a year, chemical pollution accounts for 1.8 million of it and water pollution for 1.36 million premature deaths.

Lead contamination has caused 900 thousand deaths in 2019 around the world, and the map shows the severity of lead blood contamination from one region to another as the dark colour on the map increases.

The results of the study said that air pollution, both in homes and in open spaces, accounted for 4.5 million deaths in 2019, compared with 4.2 million in 2015 and 2.9 million in 2000.

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