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 Los combustibles fósiles matan a 5 millones de personas al año infographic
El gráfico muestra el porcentaje de posible descenso de muertes anuales si se redujera la cotaminación por combustibles fósiles.


La polución por combustibles fósiles mata a 5 millones de personas anualmente

By Ninian Carter

November 30, 2023 - La contaminación del aire por uso combustibles fósiles posiblemente mata a más de 5 millones depersonas al año en el mundo, según un nuevo informe de British Medical Journa.

Global air pollution from fossil fuel use kills an estimated 5.13 million people every year, according to a new report by the British Medical Journal.

Excess deaths attributed to fine particulate and ozone air pollution are estimated to amount to 8.34 million per year – with 62% of those linked to fossil fuels.

The new report based on 2019 data, and the largest study of its kind, estimates fossil fuel-related deaths to be far larger than most previously reported values, amplifying ambient air pollution as the leading environmental health risk factor for illness and death.

Research suggests that switching from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy sources could save millions of lives every year.

PUBLISHED: 30/11/2023; STORY: Graphic News