ALARM: PHL RANKS 2ND IN DEATHS IN INDOOR POLLUTION WITH 84 DIED PER 100,000 POPULATION - PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC NEWS

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ALARM: PHL RANKS 2ND IN DEATHS IN INDOOR POLLUTION WITH 84 DIED PER 100,000 POPULATION





World Health Organization (WHO) said that the Philippines ranked second with the biggest number of deaths due to indoor pollution among the region in the Asia-Pacific.

The gathered collected showed that there are 84 deaths per 100,000 Filipinos were recorded in 2016 due to indoor or household air pollution next to Laos with 85 deaths.




The Philippines also ranked third in the number of deaths at 45.3 per 100,000 due to outdoor air pollution. China recorded 81.5 deaths, and Mongolia, 48.8.

“Air pollution is the most lethal environmental health threat in our region, and it affects people in middle-income countries at a much higher rate than those in high-income countries,” WHO regional director for Western Pacific, Dr. Shin Young-soo, said in a statement on Wednesday.

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