NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Air pollution causes more deaths than smoking, and about 8.8 million people die every year from it, according to a recent study.
According to the study, there are 64 thousand people died in the United Kingdom in 2015, including 17 thousand cases died of cardiovascular disease.
The British daily The Sun reported a 1.5-year average life expectancy in the UK for those dying from air pollution.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said smoking was responsible for 7.2 million deaths every year.
Researchers from the University of Mainz Medical Center in Germany have demanded tougher controls on air pollution.
Source: News Agencies