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Chart of Outdoor Air Pollution

Outdoor Air Pollution
According to the 2017 Global Burden of Disease study, 3.4 million people died prematurely as a result of outdoor air pollution—more than 3 times the number who died from HIV/AIDS.
Air pollution—the combination of outdoor and indoor particulate matter, and ozone—contributed to nearly 1-in-10 deaths globally in 2017.

Sources

World Bank Development Indicators, data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/world-development-indicators; Global Burden of Disease, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32225-6

Tags: air pollution, atmosphere, particulate matter, deaths from air pollution, outdoor air pollution, toxics-biotechnology

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