Air Pollution Caused 8.7 Million Premature Deaths in 2018


Burning. Fossil fuels creates harmful air pollution. That can worsen lung disease. Heart disease and other health conditions. The consequences could be dire a new study estimates that air pollution from burning fossil fuels caused eight point seven million premature deaths worldwide in the year. Twenty eighteen alone. That's almost one out of every five deaths that year. We're showing that. There is an immediate impact of public health emergency. That's l louise marais of university. College london she was part of a team that used global atmospheric models to map local air pollution caused by burning fossil fuels. Their analysis included power plants and other emission sources including vehicles trains diesel generators and coal used in homes and they drew on the latest epidemiological research. Which allowed them to improve upon previous estimates at the health consequences of all that air pollution. Maria says their findings reveal the enormous cost in human lives of continuing to burn fossil fuels and underscore the need to transition to cleaner sources of energy. The needs to be a fall. More urgent response to our dependence on fossil

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