United Kingdom among worst in Europe for pollution-related deaths

A woman wears a mask and filter as she walks to work during heavy pollution in Beijing China

India accounted for about 28 percent of an estimated nine million pollution linked deaths worldwide in 2015. Most of these deaths happened through heart diseases, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In industrialized countries, such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, and Madagascar, air pollution contributes to a quarter of total deaths. These are not spread evenly, with 92 percent happening in "low-income and middle-income countries".

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has committed to updating the Canadian Environmental Protection Act next year and Malas said that is the ideal vehicle and the flawless time to finally step up and put strict limits on air pollution and exposure to toxic chemicals to protect Canadians.

The report said that pollution in low-income and middle-income countries caused by industrial emissions, vehicular exhaust, and toxic chemicals has particularly been overlooked in both the worldwide development and the global health agendas.

According to reports, clearly shows that five death in every minute due to pollution in the country, researchers also stated that China stood second with 1.8 million deaths attributed to pollution.

Dirty air, caused by everything from vehicle fumes and industry to indoor fires, was the biggest contributor resulted in 6.5 million deaths, he said. "However, WHO documents that the problem of ambient air pollution is widespread in low-income and middle-income countries and finds that 98 per cent of urban areas in developing countries with populations of more than 100,000 people fail to meet the WHO global air quality guideline for PM2·5 pollution of 10 µg/m3 of ambient air annually".

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