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Big risk

What’s the biggest risk factor on earth – causing deaths and diseases for millions? Travel by plain or car? Alcohol and Cigarettes? Bad habits in food consumption? Wars? Sharks? No! It’s not about what’s coming initially in people’s minds. It’s the bad air, too many people are breathing. In 2012, seven million people died of air pollution exposure, according to new estimates by World Health Organization (WHO). One in eight global deaths is caused by the world’s largest health risk. CO2-emmission trading and prevention schemes like we are having in Europe are far above those problems. But the approach should be a role model for the world as Europe started itself not from a very high level. And it’s worth to spend time and financial efforts on it. It’s about nothing less than the world’s biggest risk.
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