UK is fairing much worse than Europe and the US
- 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015 caused by pollution
- Dirty air and polluted water were biggest contributors
- Greatest number of deaths occurred in India and China
- Deaths caused by diseases including heart conditions, cancers and strokes
- In 2015 pollution was responsible for x3 as many deaths as AIDS, TB and malaria
Pollution is killing 50,000 people a year in the UK, a report in the Lancet has found.
The figure constitutes 8% of all deaths and puts the UK in 55th place out of the 188 countries measured – higher than the US and many European countries including Germany, France, Spain, Italy and…