Burden of disease from household and ambient air pollution for 2012

WHO estimates that around 7 million people died in 2012 - 1 in 8 of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. The estimates confirm that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk.

The new data reveal a stronger link between both indoor and outdoor air pollution exposure and cardiovascular diseases, such as strokes and ischaemic heart disease, as well as between air pollution and cancer.


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