Pollution Is Killing 50,000 People In The UK Every Year

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Pollution Is Killing 50,000 People In The UK Every Year

Post by Didge on Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:25 am


  • 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015 caused by pollution 

  • Dirty air and polluted water were biggest contributors 

  • Greatest number of deaths occurred in India and China 

  • Deaths caused by diseases including heart conditions, cancers and strokes

  • In 2015 pollution was responsible for x3 as many deaths as AIDS, TB and malaria


Pollution is killing 50,000 people a year in the UK, a report in the Lancet has found.
The figure constitutes 8% of all deaths and puts the UK in 55th place out of the 188 countries measured – higher than the US and many European countries including Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Denmark.

Dr Penny Woods, chief executive of the British Lung Foundation said: “Air pollution is reaching crisis point worldwide, and the UK is fairing much worse than many countries in Western Europe and the US.



http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/pollution-is-killing-50000-people-in-the-uk-every-year_uk_59e9a808e4b0df10767c15ff?utm_hp_ref=uk

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Post by HoratioTarr on Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:45 am

This is truly scary.    We're really going to hell in a handcart if we don't get a grip of this and the pesticides that are killing our insects/wildlife.   The GM crops and the seeds that won't reproduce so that farmers have to go to the seed suppliers year after year, the seeds that are contaminated at a genetic level with pesticides!   The destruction of the rain forests.  Seas of plastic.  The list goes on and on and on and....
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Post by nicko on Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:28 pm

All true Didge !
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