Every sixth death in the world due to environmental pollutionUncategorized October 20, 2017
One in six premature deaths in the world caused by pollution. About it reports Deutsche Welle.
In 2015 from diseases caused by environmental pollution, died on 9 million people. This is three times more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, and 15 times more than wars and other violence, according to a study conducted by a number of international and non-governmental organizations.
Particularly serious implications to human health is air pollution from industrial or automotive gas, and indoor harmful substances arising from the combustion of wood or coal for heating or cooking. According to the study, air pollution has become in 2015 the reason for the premature death of 6.5 million people around the world. Specifically, these people died as a result of heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and pulmonary diseases.
Water pollution has caused the death of 1.8 million people, and the presence of toxic and carcinogenic substances in the workplace – up to 800 thousand people.
The greatest number of cases of premature death as a result of environmental contamination (92%) are in countries with low and middle incomes. In States with booming industries, such as China, India, Pakistan or Kenya, the pollution of nature is the cause of the premature death of every fourth person.
Earlier yesterday it was reportedthat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on average 10-fold decrease in the activity of the radiation.