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2019 Pollution and Health Metrics: Global, Regional and Country Analysis Report

  • 20 Dec 2019
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The 2019 Pollution and Health Metrics: Global, Regional and Country Analysis report from the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) provides a ranking of pollution deaths on global, regional and country levels.

  • In 2017, pollution was responsible for 15% of all deaths globally and 275 million Disability-Adjusted Life Years.
  • The report includes three lists on pollution-induced deaths. India is the only country that features in the top 10 in all three lists.
    • India saw the most pollution deaths of about 2.3 million.

Key Points

  • The top 10 countries with the most pollution deaths include both the world’s largest and wealthiest nations and some of the poorer ones.
  • In the list of top 10 countries with the most pollution-related deaths in proportion to their population, there are many smaller countries where the impact of pollution in relation to population size is more intense.
  • The list of top 10 countries with the most deaths related to air pollution corresponds closely to the list of top 10 countries with the most pollution-related deaths.
    • Air pollution, both ambient and indoor, is one of the largest and most obvious types of pollution affecting global health.

Global Alliance on Health and Pollution

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