Profits at the Cost of Health
Air pollution literally makes life on Earth more difficult, as green house gases eat away at our ozone layer. This is the layer in our atmosphere that regulates the amount of UV radiation from the Sun reaching Earth. Without ozone, increased UV rays endanger plants and animals alike.
Outdoor air pollution kills as many as 3 million worldwide every year, with many more affected with health issues such as asthma and heart diseases. On top of being dangerous, it's costly. In China alone, the cost was about 1.4 trillion USD in 2010, along with .5 trillion USD in India.
Ending Air Pollution
Progress of Elimination
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