Outdoor air pollution could cause 6 to 9 million premature deaths a year by 2060

28 June 2016
 

In a recent study, The Economic Consequences of Air Pollution, the OECD suggests that outdoor air pollution could cause 6 to 9 million premature deaths a year by 2060 and cost 1% of global GDP – around USD 2.6 trillion annually – as a result of sick days, medical bills and reduced agricultural output, unless action is taken. An EU-based study, out this week, also suggests that the EU could prevent 50,000 pollution-related deaths by 2040 by slashing nitrogen oxide...

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