October 2017

Pollution in developing nations

A landmark report in The Lancet has found that pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and death in the world today, responsible for an estimated 9 million premature deaths (Lancet report on pollution and death) We have long known that air pollution, for example, can cause premature death with the figure of 40 000 in the UK alone (Source: Royal College of Physicians Every breath we take –