Outdoor air pollution causes more than seven million deaths each year, according to a 2014 World Health Organisation study – the equivalent of more than 2 Chernobyl disasters annually, with over 10 times that number of us suffering chronic health problems from poisoned air.
It calculated that, each year, at least a million people died as a result of ozone and over 5 million deaths can be linked to fine particulate matter. Air pollution increased respiratory and heart disease risks, with the young, elderly and infirm most vulnerable.
The findings of an earlier study appear in the Environmental Research Letters journal.
Since the Industrial Revolution unscrupulous capitalists have knowingly exposed the public to deadly air pollution to increase their profits, knowing that it’s practically impossible to prove they cause the slow agonizing deaths.
But not any more!
Soon victims and their families will be able to take Court cases…
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