20 Oct '17, 11am

REPORT: Pollution is responsible for an estimated 9 MILLION deaths annually. We must #ProtectCPP

REPORT: Pollution is responsible for an estimated 9 MILLION deaths annually. We must #ProtectCPP

“For decades, pollution and its harmful effects on people’s health, the environment, and the planet have been neglected both by Governments and the international development agenda. Yet, pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and death in the world today, responsible for an estimated 9 million premature deaths.” So begins the executive summary of the landmark Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health which is published today. It continues: “The substantial health and economic costs of pollution globally can no longer be ignored.” The introduction to the report is stark : “Pollution is one of the great existential challenges of the Anthropocene epoch . .. Pollution is now a substantial problem that endangers the health of billions, degrades the Earth’s ecosystems, undermines the economic security of nations, and is responsible for an enormous global burden ...

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