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, Former School Crossing Guard for City of Madison; Bike to Work Advocate; Animal/Children/People Lover (in general); Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Madison, Wisconsin, Anti-long distance travel (via fossil fuel burning); Against militarism in any form; Strong believer in people everywhere having the right to speak their minds openly, without any fear of reprisal, regarding any concerns; for those in authority to listen attentively AND, as warranted, ACT AS NECESSARY AND IN A TIMELY MANNER TO REDUCE OR ELIMINATE those concerns; Lover of music, especially live music, music by: David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young; John Prine; Steve Goodman; B.B. King; Eric Burton; Gracy Slick, Carol King;John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr; Bob Dylan; Lightfoot; Mark Knoffler; Richard Thompson; Elvis Presley; Tom Petty; Willie Nelson, Others too numerous to mention.

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