Air Pollution

Pollution is the ‘largest existential threat’ to humans, killing 9 million each year

Pollution leads to 9 million premature deaths each year. Image: Unsplash/Evgeny Nelmin

Elizabeth Claire Alberts

Staff Writer, Mongabay


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