Pollution killed 7 million people worldwide in 2012, report finds

Pollution killed 7 million people worldwide in 2012, report finds

Air pollution claimed seven million lives around the world in 2012, according to the report of the World Health Organization. More than one-third of those deaths occurred in fast-developing nations of Asia, where rates of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease have been soaring.

SourceWorld Health Organization

Photo credit: Hung Chung Chih / Shutterstock.com

Date: April 2014

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