Toxic air costs Bangladesh $14bn each year: report
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Dhaka, Feb. 13 -- Fossil fuel-related air pollution is also linked to the premature deaths of an estimated 96,000 people each year, according to the study conducted by Greenpeace South Asia and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA).The first-of-its-kind report, 'Toxic air: The price of fossil fuels', assesses the impacts on global health and quantifies the economic cost of air pollution from the continued burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas.Using data published in 2019, the report shows that air pollution generated by burning fossil fuels is attributed to approximately 4.5 million premature deaths worldwide every year."Air pollution increases the incidence of chronic and acute illnesses and contributes to mi...
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