World Health Organization reports pollution is a major cause of death in children

A March 2017 report lists outdoor and indoor environmental risks that lead to premature death in approximately 1.7 million children worldwide annually.

The main message emerging from this new, comprehensive global assessment is that, to a significant degree, premature death and disease can be prevented through healthier environments.

This report is the second edition of Inheriting a Sustainable World? Atlas on Children's Health and the Environment.


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Source: World Health Organization (WHO)