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Nearly One Quarter of Global Deaths Environmentally Linked

A new World Health Organization study estimates nearly one quarter of all annual global deaths - 12.6 million yearly - are from unhealthy environmental causes.  The U.N. agency says most of these deaths could be prevented if steps were taken to improve environmental conditions. The report says environmental risk factors, such as air, water and soil pollution; chemical exposure; climate change and ultraviolet radiation cause more than 100 diseases and injuries.  It says the...

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