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Millions to see premature deaths in Asia, Africa by 2050: UN

Millions to see premature deaths in Asia, Africa by 2050: UN

03:14 PM

A latest report by United Nations have once again thrown light over ever-growing concerns about consequences of environmental degradation. Air and water pollution annually claim at least nine million lives across the globe.

However, this time it was more about the Asian and African nations. There could be some disastrous consequences of the pollution, the effect of which would be soon seen on the humanity in the coming years.

Calling for an urgent action, the report specially focused on cities and regions in Asia, middle-east and Africa that could see millions of premature deaths by 2050 if the nations fail to take any drastic measures for environment protection.

What is more disturbing is the fact that water pollution alone will be the foremost cause of deaths in the world by mid-century. The fresh water system will face anti-microbial resistance due to the increasing pollutants. This would not only cause deaths but also disturb endocrine, that will be directly impacting male and female fertility and child neuro-development.

The report was released on the sidelines of the ongoing UN Environment Assembly at Nairobi in Kenya. It has been prepared by 250 scientists and experts from over 70 countries including India.

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