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Study: Pollution Kills 9 Million Annually

HeadlineMay 18, 2022

A new study in The Lancet Planetary Health journal finds that pollution kills 9 million people across the globe annually, with the death toll attributed to emissions from cars and industry rising 55% since the year 2000. The study claims that pollution kills approximately the same number of people per year as cigarette smoking and secondhand smoke combined.

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