Pollution Found to be the Largest Killer of Humans in the Developing Countries


According to a new analysis by the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP), pollution is the largest factor in disease and death in the developing world, killing more than 8.4 million people. Lisa Neff, Senior Editor of Wisconsin Gazette.com states new data from the World Health Organization indicates 7.4 million deaths in a single year were due to pollution of air, water, sanitation and hygiene.

Pollution causes nearly 3 times more deaths a year than malaria, HIV/AID and tuberculosis, claims GAHP. Analysis by GAHP attributes an additional 1 million deaths to toxic chemical and industrial waste. It is already unconscionable that the least developed of the world’s countries will experience the most suffering from global-warming-caused climate changes in their countries, in spite of them burning the least quantities of fossil fuels because they are not “developed”; yet now we see these people are already having to fight off probably the worst side effect that is being created by developed world — pollution of the planet and everything living on or in it!


About Mike Neuman

Environmentalist; Father; Senior Citizen; Husband, School Crossing Guard; Green Bay Packer Fan; Wisconsin Badger Fan; Animal Lover; Humanitarian

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