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World|science|October 20, 2017 / 01:50 PM
Pollution linked to one in six deaths worldwide

AKIPRESS.COM - Pollution kills at least 9 million people every year and "threatens the continuing survival of human societies," according to research from a new landmark study, reports say.

In 2015, almost one in six deaths – an estimated 9 million globally – were found to relate to pollution in some form.

The research, published Thursday in The Lancet medical journal, found that the overwhelming majority of pollution-related casualties – around 92 percent – were found in poor or middle-income nations. And in countries looking to industrialize rapidly, such as China, India, Pakistan, Madagascar and Bangladesh, pollution was connected to as many as a quarter of all deaths, the report said, CNBC reported.

The study is the first attempt to collate data on disease and death caused by all forms of pollution combined.

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