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| April 22, 2015
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| April 21, 2015
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| April 7, 2015
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Reducing pollution to improve health should be a policy priority

The Quibú River, running through the El Náutico neighbourhood in Havana, is alwa

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Mar 26 2015 (IPS) - Pollution is likely to be the most pressing global health issue in the coming years without effective prevention and clean-up efforts, experts say.

Air, water and soil pollution already kills nearly nine million people a year and cripples the health of more than 200 million people worldwide. Far more people die from pollution than from malaria and HIV/AIDS combined.

Development and rising pollution levels remain closely linked, as clearly evidenced in China and India. However, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer a major opportunity to curb pollution and turn economies around the world towards clean and green development pathways.

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| March 17, 2015
Redeye

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