These are the 10 countries with the highest number of pollution-related deaths in the world

Pollution is killing more people every year than natural disasters, war, smoking, or hunger, according to the Lancet medical journal’s study. More than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined.

An estimated 9 million people died worldwide in 2015 due to diseases caused by pollution, with India and China contributing to 5.4 million of the pollution-related mortalities

With 2.51 million deaths worldwide, India has been ranked No. 1 in pollution related deaths, followed by china (1.8 million) – keep in mind: China and India is also the two most populated country of the world.

With 311,189, Pakistan had the 3rd-highest number of pollution deaths after India (1.81 million).

Air pollution is linked to 6.5 million fatalities, Water pollution, responsible for 1.8 million deaths, and workplace-related pollution, which led to 0.8 million deaths.

These are the 10 countries with the highest number of pollution-related deaths in the world

  1. India: 2,515,518 (24.5% of all deaths)
  2. China: 1,838,251 (19.5% of all deaths)
  3. Pakistan: 311,189 (21.9% of all deaths)
  4. Bangladesh: 260,836 (26.6% of all deaths)
  5. Nigeria: 257,093 (18.7% of all deaths)
  6. Indonesia: 211,896 (13.5% of all deaths)
  7. Russia: 172,536 (8.6% of all deaths)
  8. United States: 155,155 (5.7% of all deaths)
  9. Ethiopia: 129,450 (19.1% of all deaths)
  10. Democratic Republic of the Congo: 123,942 (18% of all deaths)

Infographic: These are the 10 countries with the highest number of pollution-related deaths in the world

 

The US is the only developed country in the top 10. It ranks at number eight.

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
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