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Air pollution has caused the premature death of 135 million people. scientists


Environmental and anthropogenic air pollution caused an estimated 135 million premature deaths between 1980 and 2020. in the fallen period. According to Armenpress, the South China Morning Post reports this, citing the results of research by scientists from Singapore's Nanyang University. During the research, scientists discovered that PM 2.5 (2.5 micron size) microdisperse solid particles, which are generated are associated with industrial and transport emissions, as well as as a result of natural phenomena, have a harmful effect on human health due to their ability to enter the bloodstream. Researchers believe that air pollution with microparticles has become one of the causes of strokes, cancer, heart and lung diseases. From 1980 to 2020, Asian countries accounted for more than 98 million premature deaths due to air pollution. In particular, China and India are the most affected, as well as Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan and Japan. The magazine cites data from the World Health Organization, according to which 6.7 million premature deaths per year are linked to "combined exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution." Earlier, the European Environment Agency reported that air pollution with PM 2.5 particles continues to be one of the main threats to the health of Europeans. According to him, only in 2021 it seriously affected the health of approximately 253 thousand people and ultimately led to their death.