Pollution causes 9 million deaths per year, study

So says a study by the Lancet


It found that one in six deaths globally is linked to toxic air, water, soils, and workplaces.



Sadly, 92 percent of those deaths occur in poor nations, a problem exacerbated by the fact that international welfare costs linked to pollution are estimated to total $4.6 trillion a year.

Tech advances may help: as we’ve reported, the expense of renewables is outweighed by health-care savings they provide, and a push towards electric cars is hoped to clean up city air

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