Pollution connected to 9 million deaths worldwide each year | Grist

World leaders aren’t doing enough to address pollution at its source, leaving nearly 9 million people each year to die from its effects.

That’s the message delivered on Tuesday by public health experts from the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, a high-profile panel of scientific experts. In a new progress update, they report that death and disease rates from pollution are as high as they’ve ever been, causing 1 in 6 deaths worldwide and disproportionately affecting people in the developing world, also sometimes known as the Global South.

Pollution connected to 9 million deaths worldwide each year | Grist