Watch What You Breathe

Sustainability at PTS

Tiago Rachelson:

New studies reveal that one of the most deadly forms of nature in the world is just the air you breathe. 3 million people die annually to air pollution all around the world. “By 2050, it could be 6.6 million premature deaths every year worldwide, a new study predicts.” The study links air pollution to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and even worse–lung cancer. My CNN source reads, [ “The total number of deaths due to HIV and malaria is 2.8 million per year,” said Jos Lelieveld, a professor at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Germany and lead author of the study. “That’s half a million less than the number of people who die from air pollution globally.”] This number is so astonishing to me that I find it almost non-realistic. As a believer in science, which shouldn’t even be called a “believer”, I think…

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