On Average, 0.2 million people die every year due to environmental Pollution in Bangladesh
Environmental Pollution alone has killed 9 million people worldwide in 2019. Of these, more than 0.2 million have died in Bangladesh. Bangladesh ranks sixth in the world in the number of deaths due to Pollution.
This information has come up in the report titled ‘Global Burden of Disease’ published in the science magazine “The Lancet”.
The report identifies environmental Pollution as the most significant risk factor for the spread of disease globally. The report identifies global economic losses and severe health effects of soil, water, and air pollution.
The report accounts for the number of deaths due to four types of Pollution in Bangladesh. About 0.2 million 15 thousand 624 people have died due to air, water, lead, and workplace pollution.
India ranks first in terms of several deaths due to Pollution. About 2.3 million 57 thousand 267 people have died in the country. India also tops the list regarding air pollution deaths, followed by Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Bangladesh, India, and China are affected by the arsenic problem in water. People have cancer, kidney disease, heart disease, and neurological diseases due to arsenic in water.
Richard Fuller, the lead author of the report, said, “Pollution had a significant impact on public health. Moreover, this devastating effect burdens low- and middle-income countries.”
According to the report, the affected countries need to focus on eliminating air, lead, and chemical Pollution. At the same time, we need to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels for pure, renewable energy.
The report also emphasized the need for public and private donors to allocate funds for environmental pollution management.