Pollution Is Killing 50,000 People In The UK Every Year

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UK is fairing much worse than Europe and the US

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  • 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
File photo dated 10/04/15 of air pollution over London, as a major study has found exposure to man-made chemicals killed more than 50,000 Britons in 2015, giving the UK one of the worst records of pollution death in Europe.

File photo dated 10/04/15 of air pollution over London, as a major study has found exposure to man-made chemicals killed more than 50,000 Britons in 2015, giving the UK one of the worst records of pollution death in Europe.

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…

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