Air pollution and health

Author: Philip J Landrigan

Air pollution is one of the great killers of our age. Polluted air was responsible in 2015 for 6.4 million deaths worldwide: 2.8 million from household air pollution and 4.2 million from ambient air pollution. In the same year, tobacco caused 7 million deaths, AIDS 1.2 million, tuberculosis 1.1 million, and malaria 0.7 million. In the absence of aggressive control, ambient air pollution is projected by 2060 to cause between 6 million and 9 million deaths per year.

No comments: