28 Mar '14, 3pm

Study: WHO links air pollution to 1 in every 8 deaths around the world

Study: WHO links air pollution to 1 in every 8 deaths around the world

Burden of disease from the joint effects of Household and Ambient Air Pollution for 2012 Summary of results Globally, 7 million deaths were attributable to the joint effects of household (HAP) and ambient air pollution (AAP) in 2012. The Western Pacific and South East Asian regions bear most of the burden with 2.8 and 2.3 million deaths, respectively. Almost 680'000 deaths occur in Africa, about 400'000 in the Eastern Mediterranean region, 287'000 in Europe and 131'000 in the Americas. The remaining deaths occur in high-income countries of Europe (295'000), Americas (96'000), Western Pacific (68'000), and Eastern Mediterranean (14'000). Note of caution: An approximation of the combined effects of risk factors is possible if independence and little correlation between risk factors with impacts on the same diseases can be assumed1. In the case of air pollution, however, ther...

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