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Human, Financial Costs Of Air Pollution In Africa Greater Than Those From Malnutrition, Lack Of Access To WASH, Study Shows

The Guardian: Air pollution more deadly in Africa than malnutrition or dirty water, study warns
“Africa’s air pollution is causing more premature deaths than unsafe water or childhood malnutrition, and could develop into a health and climate crisis reminiscent of those seen in China and India, a study by a global policy forum has found. The first major attempt to calculate both the human and financial cost of the continent’s pollution suggests dirty air could be killing 712,000 people a year prematurely, compared with approximately 542,000 from unsafe water, 275,000 from malnutrition, and 391,000 from unsafe sanitation…” (Vidal, 10/20).

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