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50,000 deaths a year in the UK attributed to pollution

Geoff Riley

20th October 2017

The scale of annual deaths around the world attributed to air, water and other forms of pollution is staggering. The majority are concentrated in low to middle income countries but in the UK around 1,000 deaths per week are linked to the externalities of pollution.

Air pollution alone is estimated to shave six months off the average life expectancy of someone living in the UK.

More data here from the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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