WHO Official Discusses Agency’s Report On Environmental Effects On Health With The Guardian
The Guardian: Almost half the world cooking as if it were the stone age, WHO warns
“The good news is that more people have mosquito nets, and better access to clean water and toilets. The bad news, says Dr. Maria Neira, head of public health and the environment for the World Health Organization (WHO), is that populations have grown fast and little progress has been made in the past 10 years to prevent illness in developing countries. … The global disease figures, released last week in a major WHO report, are stark, says Neira. The environment now contributes to more than 100 of the most dangerous diseases and kills 12.6 million people a year — nearly one in four of all deaths… (Vidal, 3/21).
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