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Environmental Pollution: Over 2 lakh Premature Deaths in Bangladesh are due to Pollution
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Environmental Pollution: Over 2 lakh Premature Deaths in Bangladesh are due to Pollution

Environmental Pollution: Over 2 lakh Premature Deaths in Bangladesh are due to Pollution

Sadia Noor Portia(7th semester – English Department,
Independent University, Bangladesh).

According to a report by the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP), 15 percent of the total deaths worldwide are due to pollution. Bangladesh has ranked sixth in the world as a result of premature death due to pollution. The country has also ranked third in Asia.

However, Bangladesh has ranked 126th as premature death for every 10,000 people. But Bangladesh has ranked fifth in the world in terms of premature death due to air pollution. In 2017, more than two lakh people have died prematurely due to pollution in Bangladesh. More than 83 lakh people have died due to this reason worldwide.

Basically, GAHP is an international organization dealing with pollution and health levels around the world. GAHP was formed in 2012 with a combination of the World Bank, the European Commission, the United Nations Environment Agency, the world’s 25 low and middle-income environmental and health ministries, and various non-profit organizations.

The report also said that India has the highest premature death rate due to pollution. The other countries in the top 10 list for death, respectively, are China (18 lakh 65 thousand), Nigeria (2 lakh 79 thousand), Indonesia (2 lakh 32 thousand), Pakistan (2 lakh 23 thousand), Bangladesh (2 lakh 7 thousand). , The United States (1 lakh 96 thousand), Russia (1 lakh 18 thousand), Ethiopia (1 lakh 10 thousand) and Brazil (1 lakh 9 thousand).

According to the report, toxic air, water, soil and chemical pollution have caused such premature deaths worldwide. Premature death due to pollution exceeds the number of death due to smoking. In 2017, the number of premature death due to smoking is 80 lakh. In Bangladesh, most of the total premature deaths due to pollution is due to air pollution.

In 2017, the number of premature deaths due to air pollution in Bangladesh is 1 lakh 22 thousand 734. In addition, 33 thousand 583 people died prematurely due to water pollution, 38 thousand 48 people died prematurely due to lead pollution and 13 thousand 558 people died due to commercial pollution.

Source: Green Page(bangle version)

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