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Millions Dying Globally Because of Unabated Pollution

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Air pollution in Dhaka, Bangladesh on December 3, 2020.  © 2020 Ahmed Salahuddin/NurPhoto via AP Today, the prestigious medical journal The Lancet revealed the terrifying extent of harms to human health caused by pollution. According to the study, at least nine million deaths were attributable to pollution in 2019, of which 92 percent occurred in low-income and middle-income countries. Of those, 6.67 million were attributable to air pollution. Water pollution was responsible for another 1.36 million premature deaths, the report also found. Exposure to lead, a heavy…

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