"MODERN" POLLUTION SOURCES KILL MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER

     
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While deaths from some traditional pollution sources, lượt thích domestic cookstoves & unsafe water và sanitation are declining, increased exposures to “modern” sources of pollution, such as chemicals & outdoor air pollution, mean that pollution-related mortality remains steady at about 9 million a year. 

This is a key finding of a new report on “Pollution and health; a progress update”, published today by Lancet Planetary Health.

“Modern sources of pollution such as industrialisation and urbanisation are increasingly becoming major causes of deaths but there are very little responses in tackling the from players such as donor agencies & national governments,” says Rachael Kupka, a study co-author & Executive Director of the Geneva-Based Global Alliance on Health và Pollution (GAHP).

“There is also insufficient public awareness on the dangers of pollution,” she adds. 

Overall, about 16% of all premature deaths annually are due to pollution, finds the study, an update of a 2017 Lancet Commission paper on pollution & health. This also means that pollution remains the world’s largest environmental risk factor for disease and premature death.

The estimates are based on the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation’s 2019 Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, & Risk Factors Study, which looks at a broader range of risks to lớn health from environments, diets, lifestyles và other factors.

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Outdoor air pollution sources now the most dangerous to lớn health 

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However, a shift is also occurring in the balance of air pollution sources. Deaths from household air pollution, generated by the reliance of billions of people on coal and biomass cookstoves are declining gradually as households shift khổng lồ cleaner domestic fuels.

But at the same time, deaths from outdoor air pollution sources have risen sharply over the past two decades – from an estimated 2.9 million deaths in 2000, when WHO first published data on mortality from air pollution risks, to lớn an estimated 4.5 million deaths in 2019.

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“The triad of pollution, climate change & biodiversity loss are the key global environmental issues of our time. These issues are intricately linked & solutions khổng lồ each will benefit each other.” 

The study also notes the deep equity fault line that pollution creates – with 92% of pollution-related deaths, & the greatest burden of pollution’s economic losses, occurring in low-income và middle-income countries.

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"We are going backwards" #Pollution still kills 9 million people /yr. 90% deaths in low- and middle-income countries.