Pollution Worldwide: Surprising statistics about pollution have emerged from around the world. In the year 2019, 9 million people died around the world as a result of pollution. Since 2000, the figure has increased by 55%.
With 2.4 million deaths, China has the largest death toll. With 2.2 million deaths, India is in second place. On the list, the United States is ranked eighth. These numbers on pollution and health were published in the Lancet Planetary Health Report.
According to the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, pollution has a considerably bigger impact on global health than War, Terrorism, Malaria, HIV, Tuberculosis, Narcotics, and Alcohol.
According to the survey, 66.7 lakh (6.7 million) people died as a result of air pollution.
According to the report, air pollution has killed 66.7 lakh people worldwide. 1.7 million people have died due to the use of hazardous chemicals.
In the year 2019, 16.7 lakh people died in India due to air pollution. That is, if we calculate, it is 17.8% of all deaths in the country that year.
The majority of the 16.7 lakh deaths in India were caused by air pollution, with 9.8 lakh deaths caused by PM 2.5 pollution. Indoor air pollution was responsible for another 6.1 lakh deaths.
The United States is the only completely industrialised country among the top ten countries in terms of total pollution mortality, according to The Lancet Planetary Health Journal.
In 2019, there were 1,42,883 deaths due to pollution. The United States is in 7th place in terms of deaths due to pollution. According to the report, more than 90% of deaths caused by pollution occur in low-income and middle-income countries.