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Smog deaths vs shark attack deaths
   Dirty Air: The Number One Killer Globally, far more people die because of particulates and toxic substances in the air than in traffic accidents. According to researchers, more than 5.5 million people die each year because of polluted air. Smog is responsible for one tenth of all deaths worldwide. In China alone, it is estimated that over 4,000 people a day die because of smog. Traffic deaths, however, account for 1.25 million deaths a year according to the WHO. That is just under 3,500 each day. This number has remained steady for the past ten years, despite increasing levels of traffic. In aviation accidents over the past ten years, an average of 740 people have died each year. As for war casualties, there have been 5.5 million victims of war in the last 50 years, about the same number that die because of smog every year. And how many people die from shark attacks? Between 2005 and 2015, an average of 6.5 people a year. Far more people are killed by cows!
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Air Pollution: A Bigger Killer Than Wars And Terrorist Attacks Combined!   Every year there are more than 5.5 million deaths caused by smog and particulates. How is this number arrived at? After all, people do not just drop dead when they inhale contaminated air. Well, the smog death numbers come from studies investigating how many people die prematurely as a result. Since these deaths occur after some time, as with smokers, it can be assumed that the death toll will rise steeply in the coming decades. Because the contamination of the air with toxic substances increases as the decades go by, so will the deaths. This will occur worldwide, although mainly in China, thanks to the construction of coal-fired power stations to meet the huge energy demands of emerging nations.
Particulates In The Human Body   The increase in respiratory diseases is attributable to the fact that fine dust penetrates deeply into the lungs. These highly carcinogenic particles then spread through the blood to virtually every organ in the body. In Europe, it is estimated that the average citizen dies a year earlier because of this fine dust. In this country, this is produced mainly by factories and the burning of fuel in internal combustion engines, especially those powered by diesel. It can also come from domestic fuel (eg in wood-burning stoves). Emissions increase dramatically if inappropriate fuel is used, for example damp wood. Just how harmful this is can be seen in poorer countries. There, wood is often burned in huts to cook food. This results in high exposure to toxic substances in the air, and people rarely live past the age of 40.
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