Interesting Fact # 581 – Pollution

Pollution kills 750,000 people in China every year.

(An environmental report has allegedly found that outdoor air pollution levels in Chinese cities cause 350,000 to 400,000 premature deaths each year. Poor indoor air kills another 300,000 people and more than 60,000 die due to poor quality water. Researchers estimate that pollution will cost China as much as 5.8 percent of its GDP (gross domestic product), or about $160 billion a year. The cost of progress seems too high to me.)

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