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Million Children Die Annually Due To Unhealthy Environments: WHO

Source: Millennium Post, Date: , 2017

Millennium Post, New Delhi, Mar, 2017 :In a shocking revelation, more than 1 in 4 deaths of children below 5 years are happening due to unhealthy environments. According to the latest findings of World Health Organization (WHO), every year, environmental risks such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation and inadequate hygiene take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years. The emerging environmental hazards, such as electronic and electrical waste (old mobile phones) that is improperly recycled, expose children to toxins which lead to several life-threatening diseases, including cancer. The WHO has forecast that electronic and electrical waste would increase up to 50 million metric tone a year by 2018.

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