TV News LIES

Sunday, Nov 19th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Health WHO: Air pollution kills 7 million prematurely worldwide annually

WHO: Air pollution kills 7 million prematurely worldwide annually

E-mail Print PDF

air pollutionIn 2012, about 7 million people died worldwide as a result of air pollution exposure -- making air pollution the world’s largest single environmental health risk, World Health Organization officials in Geneva say.

Dr. Flavia Bustreo, assistant director-general of WHO's Family, Women and Children’s Health, says the new estimates are not only based on more knowledge about the diseases caused by air pollution, but also a better assessment of human exposure to air pollutants using improved technology.

Estimates of people’s exposure to outdoor air pollution in different parts of the world were formulated via new global data mapping using satellite data, ground-level monitoring measurements, and data on pollution emission.

“Poor women and children pay a heavy price from indoor air pollution since they spend more time at home breathing in smoke and soot from leaky coal and wood cook stoves," Bustreo says in a statement.

Reducing air pollution could save millions of lives, WHO officials say. Included in the assessment is a breakdown of deaths attributed to specific diseases.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Legionnaires' cases linked to Disneyland expand to 15

Legionnaire's disease at Disneyland rises to 15 Health officials in California on Thursday said the number of cases of Legionnaires' disease in...

A Man Gets His Genes Edited, and Science Waits With Bated Breath

man has genes edited For the first time ever, scientists have edited genes inside a person in an attempt to...

Researchers: CTE was detected in living former NFL player

CTE found in living football player For the first time, research has confirmed that scientists successfully detected chronic traumatic encephalopathy --...

Aaron Hernandez Had Most Severe CTE Ever Found For Someone His Age

Aaron Hernandez had most serious case of CTE in someone his ageFormer New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez had the most severe case of chronic traumatic...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!