– A wide variety of disease is caused by pollution, which kills 16% of the world’s population annually:
Diseases caused by pollution killed 16 percent of the world’s population in 2015 – an estimated nine million premature deaths – according to a report by The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health.
Health sciences professor Bruce Lanphear of Simon Fraser University authored the report detailing the commission’s findings on the adverse health effects of pollution on a global scale, as featured in Science Daily.
“This is the first global analysis of the impacts of pollution – air, water, soil, occupational – together as well as exploring the economic costs and the social injustice of pollution,” according to Lanphear. “Pollution, which is at the root of many diseases and disorders that plague humankind, is entirely preventable.”
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