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Air, Water And Soil Pollution Takes 3 Times As Many Lives As AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined

Exposure to polluted air, water and soil caused nine million premature deaths in 2015, according to a report published Thursday in The Lancet.The causes of death vary — cancer, lung disease, heart disease. The report links them to pollution, drawing upon previous studies that show how pollution is tied to a wider range of diseases than previously thought.

Those studies observed populations exposed to pollutants and compared them to people not exposed. The studies have shown that pollution can be an important cause of diseases — many of them potentially fatal — including asthma, cancer, neurodevelopmental disorders, birth defects in children, heart disease, stroke and lung disease.

Source: Air, Water And Soil Pollution Takes 3 Times As Many Lives As AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined : Goats and Soda : NPR

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