1.2 million people suffered premature death due to outdoor air pollution

The New York Times yesterday reported that, according to the “2010 Global Burden of Disease Assessment Report”, in 2010 there were about 1.2 million people in China suffered premature death due to outdoor air pollution which accounted for almost 40% of the global digit. The cost of pollution of the total Chinese population was equivalent to 25 million years of healthy life. According to the report, air particulate pollution in China in 2010 was the fourth largest killer, the top three are the dietary risk, hypertension and smoking. The report also said that, a similar situation could be found in India in which 620,000 Indians died prematurely in 2010 due to air pollution.

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