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