One in five deaths is caused by air pollution

One in five deaths in the world is caused by air pollution caused by the use of fossil fuels, such as coal, gasoline or diesel.

The new research, published in the journal ‘Environmental Research’, doubles that number and concludes that 8.7 million people died in 2018 from fossil & fuels polution alone.

Normally the air we breathe “reduces” its quality and reduces our life expectancy by two years.

The main diseases caused by air pollution are not only respiratory (asthma, aging of the lung and even lung cancer), it can also cause cardiovascular accidents, increased allergies, and deficiencies in the immune system, among other diseases.

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