Almost nine million people die annually from air pollution.
This is the sad conclusion reached by researchers from the world health organization. Comparing statistics of deaths from Smoking and a bad environment, the experts found that Smoking takes away 1.5 million lives less than dirt, writes the Daily Mail.
Studies show that the cause of death can be dirty particles produced by the exhaust pipes from vehicles, factories and power plants.
The exhaust gases
In Europe the researchers found that the death toll exceeded the previous estimate of 790 000 people.
The study included a computer simulation of the interaction of natural and synthetic chemicals in combination with information on population density, risk factors of diseases and causes of death.
It turned out that the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease that can be attributed to air pollution, much higher than expected.
In Europe, the excess number of deaths is nearly 800 000 per year, and each of these deaths means a reduction of life expectancy by more than two years.
It was established that the worldwide contamination of air leads to 120 additional deaths per 100,000 people per year.
Cases of pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases have been caused mainly by microscopic particles “PM 2.5”, which are deposited in the lungs and enter the bloodstream.
Diesel road vehicles are one of the largest producers of particulate pollution in developed countries.
Other sources include industrial processes, fossil fuel combustion, power plants and household heating.
Scientists call for tighter restriction of particulate contamination.
Currently, the average safe limit of fine particles PM 2.5 in the EU is 25 micrograms per cubic meter of air, twice the recommendation of the who is 10 micrograms.
See also Garbage (2013), documentary
Recall, staying in polluted cities early childhood provokes obesity.
As reported by the portal “Znayu” adverse environmental conditions provoke mood disorders.
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