A new study has that pollution now the world's biggest killer. One in six deaths worldwide is because of pollution. This is 16 per cent of all global deaths. Most of these deaths from non-infectious diseases by pollution. These include heart disease, lung cancer and stroke. The study was in the medical journal 'The Lancet'. Researchers said most pollution-related deaths in poorer countries. About 92 per cent of these deaths in low-income nations, especially countries where there a lot of economic development, such as India and China. Bangladesh and Somalia the worst affected countries. Brunei and Sweden the lowest numbers of pollution-related deaths.
Study co-author Karti Sandilya : "Pollution, poverty, poor health, and social injustice deeply intertwined." He added: "Pollution fundamental human rights, such as the right to life, health, wellbeing, and safe work." He said air pollution was the biggest killer. Air pollution to 6.5 million premature deaths. The second biggest killer was water pollution, which 1.8 million deaths. The next largest killer pollution in the workplace, which was to 800,000 worldwide deaths. Scientist Dr Penny Woods said: "Air pollution is crisis point." She said the people who pollution the hardest those with breathing and lung problems, children and the elderly.