The Lancet Planetary Health Journal, an esteemed scientific publication, just released its report that pollution is the Earth's most significant environmental health threat. Pollution, as of 2019, is responsible for the deaths of one in six people.
Scientists used data from the Global Burden of Disease, Injuries and Risk Factors, published in 2019. Globally, pollution was proven to be the cause of death for 1.4 million. Water pollution accounts for the deaths of 1.4 people, and lead poisoning was responsible for 1 million fatalities.
The scientists report that as of today, the causes of pollution are no longer indoor issues, as prior reports had shown. Now, the pollution killing 1 in 6 people globally stems from outdoor air pollution and toxic chemicals, as well as chemical and industrial pollution, as seen in China with over 2 million deaths due to the conditions.
Called "Modern Pollution" by many experts, the new data shows a whopping 66 percent surge since 2000.
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