Friday, 20 October 2017

Global pollution kills 9m a year and threatens 'survival of human societies'

Source: The Guardian, 20th October 2017, by Damian Carrington

Damian Carrington reported, "Landmark study finds toxic air, water, soils and workplaces kill at least 9m people and cost trillions of dollars every year. (...) Toxic air, water, soils and workplaces are responsible for the diseases that kill one in every six people around the world, the landmark report found, and the true total could be millions higher because the impact of many pollutants are poorly understood. The deaths attributed to pollution are triple those from Aids, malaria and tuberculosis combined. (...)"

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/19/global-pollution-kills-millions-threatens-survival-human-societies