NEPAL-POLLUTION-TRANSPORTPollution to blame for 1 in 6 deaths, study finds

Pollution is taking a massive toll on global health, with poor and marginalized populations being hit particularly hard by dangerous contamination.

A new report published in the Lancet finds that diseases driven by pollution — which can range from asthma to cardiovascular disease — were responsible for more than 9 million premature deaths in 2015.

The study looked at air pollution, unsafe water, contaminated soil, and occupational exposure to smoke or harmful gases.

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