The World Health Organization estimates that over half of the world�s human population is currently suffering from a wide range of infectious and inflammatory diseases, and the majority of those are linked to exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment.
In many cases, the chemicals themselves have been linked to cancers and other diseases.
According to a report released by the World Health organization, China is second to the United States in terms of the number of deaths associated with air pollution, followed by Russia.
The WHO also said in a statement that the United Kingdom is the third most polluted country in the world, with a population of 8.5 billion people.
While there are no direct links between exposure to these chemicals and health problems, a number of studies have linked the chemicals to chronic illness, particularly cancer.
One of the most recent studies published in The Lancet medical journal, looked at the long-term effects of air pollution in a Chinese village that was exposed to coal dust from the country’s Tianjin coal mine.
Researchers found that residents were more likely to develop lung cancer and other chronic illnesses in the years following their exposure to the air pollution.
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