The Latest Health Report: 95% Of World’s Population Is Breathing Unhealthy Air And Pakistan Is At risk As Well!

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The following latest health report and its statistics prove that more than 95% of world’s population is breathing unhealthy air and more than 6.1 million people died due to exposure to air pollution.

The situation is getting more alarming.

The existence and consumption of unhealthy air in the world didn’t come as a shocking news, but the percentage declared by the this latest health report is surely disturbing.

The latest health report, ‘Annual State of Global Air Report’ shows the numbers of deaths in 2016 and their root cause:

On Tuesday, Health Effects Institute (HEI) published Annual state of global air report, which showed that estimated 6.1 million deaths were reported around the globe in the year, 2016.
The root cause of these deaths was long-term exposure to air pollution that damages health and fitness of human beings. 

According to this latest health report, exposure to air pollution led to strokes, heart attacks, lung cancer and chronic lung disease, causing many of those premature deaths.

Air Pollution is the fourth-highest cause of death!

Like I said, the situation is getting alarming day by day. The report further claimed that air pollution is the fourth-highest cause no of death among all health risks around the world, which constitutes of high blood pressure, diet and smoking.

The poor countries are at a higher risk of deaths by air pollution.

Pakistan is among the countries that experienced steepest increases in air pollution!

The latest health report not only constitutes a percentage of the population that is inhaling unhealthy air, but the report showed the countries which have the highest risk of increasing number of deaths due to air pollution.

Unfortunately, Pakistan is one such country.

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The report showed that China and India were responsible for over 50% of global deaths due to air pollution.
While China has made some progress in dealing air pollution, it’s competitor in deaths by air pollution, India, along with his neighbors, Pakistan and Bangladesh, have experienced the steepest increases in air pollution levels since 2010.

By Maira Feroz

A journalism student who's studying the native form of journalism but is performing it in the digital way.