Russia took 11th place in terms of the number of deaths provoked by environmental pollution

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Russia took 11th place in terms of the number of deaths provoked by environmental pollution
Russia took 11th place in terms of the number of deaths provoked by environmental pollution
18 May, 17:02In the worldPhoto: Climathon - Climate-KIC
One in six people who die in the world are victims of polluted air, water and chemicals.

The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health released a report that calculated how many people died in 2019 due to unfavorable ecology. In total, polluted air, water and chemicals have caused 9 million deaths, according to NewScientist.

That's one in six deaths worldwide. Nearly as many people die from pollution as from smoking and secondhand smoke, and three times as many as from malnutrition, drugs and alcohol. At the same time, the researchers noted some progress - the death rate from pollution has not changed much since the last analysis made in 2015. There has been less death from pollution caused by extreme poverty, the consequences of which are dirty water, lack of sanitation, air pollution due to fuel burning. This is especially true for African countries. The improvement in performance can be attributed to improvements in water and sanitation, antibiotics, and cleaner fuels. However, the number of deaths associated with industrial pollution by toxic chemicals like lead has risen.

92% of pollution-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. The countries of Southeast Asia have been hardest hit, due to rising industrial pollution and an aging population that is becoming increasingly vulnerable.

Countries with the highest mortality caused by environmental pollution (2019 data)

  1. India 2,357,267 people
  2. China 2,177,460
  3. Nigeria 357 760
  4. Pakistan 308 800
  5. Indonesia 263 344
  6. Bangladesh 215 824
  7. US 142,883
  8. Ethiopia 126,538
  9. Egypt 111 790
  10. Democratic Republic of the Congo 101,587
  11. Russia 93 802
  12. Brazil 91 135
  13. Philippines 86 374
  14. Myanmar 82,052
  15. Vietnam 81 761
  16. Japan 71 684
  17. Mexico 66,511
  18. Taiwan 60 456
  19. Turkey 58 196
  20. Iran 57,395

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