Distinguished University Professor Maureen Cropper, chair of the Department of Economics, co-authored a report published in The Lancet that found pollution is linked to an estimated nine million deaths each year worldwide – equivalent to one in six (16%) of all deaths. The report, prepared by a distinguished commission of which Professor Cropper was a member, implies that exposure to pollution—including outdoor and indoor air pollution, water and soil contamination, and chemical pollutants—is one of the largest risk factors for premature death. 

The report has attracted coverage from CNN, the Washington Post, the Guardian, and the Independentamong other news outlets. Read the full report here

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