The World Bank has released a new report highlighting
the fact that air pollution costs world governments billions upon
billions every year and ranks among the leading causes of death
Specifically, researches studied the amount of money that world
governments must spend on health emergencies, long term illnesses and
chronic conditions caused by air pollution. They also took into
account missed work and unemployment subsidies.
The report finds that, in terms of the economy, the burden is extremely high.
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