Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2016)
Air pollution: The biggest environmental health risk
Author(s): Raja Danasekaran, Kalaivani Annadurai, Geetha Mani
Abstract: Air pollution is a major environmental risk to health. By reducing air pollution levels, countries can reduce the burden of disease from stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and both chronic and acute respiratory diseases, including asthma. According to the new estimates around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk and reducing air pollution could save millions of lives.