1 in 6 deaths due to pollution in 2019, modern pollutants spike deaths

Updated: May 18, 2022, 10:53 PM(IST) WION Video Team

An estimate of 9 million died due to pollution in 2019 which means one of every 6th death recorded in that year was due to pollution. Since the death rate is so high, it makes pollution at par with smoking which sees more than 8 million deaths annually

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