Air Pollution Edging Out Smoking As Global Killer

Court House News

Air pollution caused an estimated 8.8 million deaths across the globe in 2015, inching ahead of deaths from smoking, according to a new study Tuesday.

While just 4.5 million deaths were previously blamed on air pollution, that figure should be closer to 8.8 million according to the study published in the European Heart Journal. According to the World Health Organization smoking cigarettes was responsible for 7.2 million deaths in 2015. More


6 Comments on Air Pollution Edging Out Smoking As Global Killer

  1. @ MJA March 14, 2019 at 1:54 am

    > I’m sure China and India will get right on that.

    China? India? China and India? They’ve lost more than that in the sofa cusions.


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