Global Pollution Is the World’s Biggest Killer and a Threat to Survival of Mankind, Study Finds

October 21st, 2017

Via: USA Today:

Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world, accounting for three times more deaths in 2015 than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, according to a sweeping global study published Friday in The Lancet medical journal.

The report by the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health blames pollution for an estimated 9 million premature deaths, about 15 times more than all wars and other forms of violence. It concludes that pollution “endangers the stability of the Earth’s support systems and threatens the continuing survival of human societies.”

One Response to “Global Pollution Is the World’s Biggest Killer and a Threat to Survival of Mankind, Study Finds”

  1. soothing hex Says:

    According to a report for the UN by Jean Ziegler I read a few years back, 50 % of deaths are due to lack of food, either directly or through disease.

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