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Pollution&Health2018-11-23T11:40:49+00:00

Effects of pollution on health.

Pollution & health

• 90% of the world’s population breathes polluted air

• 7 million deaths occur annually at global level due to air pollution, in Europe there are 467,000 deaths per year*

• polluted air causes 24% of all deaths from heart attack, 25% of lethal strokes, 43% of deaths due to obstructive pulmonary diseases and 29% of lung tumors

• in European cities, on average 1 year of life is lost due to pollution
*sources: OMS + “Air Quality in Europe 2016” Report, European Environment Agency.

The scientific community is progressively recognizing the connections between different pathologies and exposure to polluting factors. There are dozens of clinical-scientific publications that identify correlations with neuronal, respiratory, cardiovascular and oncological pathologies. The diagram below represents the visual synthesis of XX publications of the last 10 years in internationally recognized scientific journals.

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NEURO DESEASES

DISEASES:

migraine

anxiety

senile dementia

autism

alzheimer

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RESPIRATORY DESEASES

DISEASES:

viral infections

asthma

bronchitis

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

cystic fibrosis

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CARDIOVASCULAR DESEASES

DISEASES:

heart attack

arrhythmia

strok

heart failure

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ONCOLOGY

DISEASES:

lung cancer

breast cancer

adenocarcinoma

The scarcity of precise information on pollution has generated a fatalistic, almost disinterested approach on the part of citizens and administrations.

Punctual and capillary information can guide public and private behavior that can reduce, with negligible costs, 50% harmful assumptions, generating immense benefits on the quality of life and reducing costs for the national health system.

Latest updates and publications on connections between health and pollution: