Nine million people each year die at an earlier age than they have to because of air pollution. It’s the world’s biggest environmental cause of disease and early death. But progress in tackling it has been slow. In many countries, environmental needs range from low to no priority.
Recently, the UK’s Chief Medical Officer said, “This needs to change. As a society we need to regain a focus on pollution as a threat to human health.”
A study focusing on only one type of air pollution has just been published. This particular toxin alone was found to reduce lifespan by one year […]