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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Air Pollution: Death in the Air: Air Pollution Costs Money and Lives

From The World Bank

"Air pollution has emerged as the fourth-leading risk factor for deaths worldwide. While pollution-related deaths mainly strike young children and the elderly, these deaths also result in lost labor income for working-age men and women. The loss of life is tragic. The cost to the economy is substantial. The infographic below is mainly based on findings from The Cost of Air Pollution: Strengthening the economic case for action, a joint study of the World Bank and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)".

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122 page report (pdf)

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Independent - Health of more than 90% of world’s population affected by air pollution ‘emergency’, WHO says

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"China, the country with the sixth-highest death rate linked to air pollution, is relatively wealthy, but is plagued by smog in its cities and polluted air from industrial sources".

The campaigner who caused a stink over London pollution - "It took just the first two days of 2015 for Oxford Street to pass its annual limit on levels of NO2", Financial Times

300 million children live in areas with extreme air pollution, data reveals, The Guardian

UNICEF report - Clear the Air for Children! Almost one in seven children — that’s about 300 million — live in areas where the outdoor air pollution is toxic.

Living near a busy road may raise risk of dementia, major study into pollution finds, Telegraph

Living near major roads and the incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis: a population-based cohort study, The Lancet

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Britain’s dirty air problem could be a sign of things to come post-Brexit, i news

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