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Pollution and Health: A Progress Update

An update to the groundbreaking 2017 Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health was just published in the Lancet Planetary Health journal on May 18th. The report, “Pollution and Health: A Progress Update” reached millions through the global news media.

Here are some highlights:

Pollution Responsible for One in Six Deaths Across Planet, Scientists Warn
The Guardian • May 17 2022

Pollution Caused 1 in 6 Deaths Globally for Five Years, Study Says
The Washington Post • May 17 2022

Pollution Kills 9 Million People a Year as Fixes Are Neglected
Bloomberg • May 17 2022

Pollution Killing 9 Million People a Year, Africa hardest Hit – Study
Reuters • May 18 2022

Pollution Behind 1-in-6 Global Deaths in 2019 Study
France24 • May 18 2022

Pollution’s Fatal Threat Gains Urgency After 9 Million Died In One Year
NBC News • May 17 2022

Pollution Responsible For 1 In 6 Deaths Worldwide: Study
The Hill • May 17 2022

Pollution Caused One In Six Deaths Worldwide In 2019, Finds Study
The Hindu • May 18 2022

Pollution Behind 1 In 6 Global Deaths In 2019: Study
Manila Bulletin • May 18 2022

Explained: India Topped Air Pollution Death Toll In 2019, Says Report
Indian Express • May 18 2022

Pollution Killed 9 Million People Globally In 2019: Report
NDTV • May 18 2022

Global Pollution Kills 9 Million People Each Year, Study Finds
CBS News • May 17 2022

Global Pollution Kills 9 Million People a Year, Study Finds
AP News • May 17 2022

One in Six Killed by Pollution Worldwide, Study Finds
CNN • May 18 2022

Study Identifies Outdoor Air Pollution as the ‘Largest Existential Threat to Human and Planetary Health’
Inside Climate News • May 17 2022

1 in 6 Deaths Worldwide Attributed to Pollution: Review
ABC News • May 17 2022

Polluted Babies, Millions Dead: Scientists Sound Alarm on Global Pollution
USA Today • May 18 2022

Nine Million People Die Prematurely Every Year From Environmental Toxins
SPIEGEL Science • May 18 2022

BBC World News Interview with Pure Earth’s Richard Fuller
BBC World News • May 18 2022

Millions Dying Globally Because of Unabated Pollution 
Human Rights Watch • May 18 2022