While China loves coming in first place, residents will likely breathe a small sigh of relief to hear that they will soon likely lose one infamous top world ranking.
For decades, China has led the world in smog-related deaths, but now there is a new heavy polluting killer in town. While China has mostly leveled off since registering 1.140 million deaths from PM2.5 in 2005, India’s death toll has continued to climb, according to data from the State of Global Air Report 2017, a joint study by the Health Effects Institute in Boston and the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle.
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So, umm… that’s good news? Comparatively, we guess…
Together, India and China accounted for over 2.2 million smog-related deaths in 2015, that’s more than half the world’s total.
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