Pollution Kills More In Developing World Than Disease, Analysis Shows

News outlets report on an analysis released by the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) that states pollution, rather than disease, is the biggest killer in the developing world.

Inter Press Service: In Developing World, Pollution Kills More Than Disease
“Pollution, not disease, is the biggest killer in the developing world, taking the lives of more than 8.4 million people each year, a new analysis shows. That’s almost three times the deaths caused by malaria and fourteen times those caused by HIV/AIDS. However, pollution receives a fraction of the interest from the global community…” (Leahy, 6/13).

PBS NewsHour: New analysis focuses on pollution as global killer
“Pollution causes three times as many deaths as malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis combined, according to a Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) analysis released this week…” (Varadharajan , 6/15).

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