1.7 million children die every year due to polluted environment: WHO3 min read . Updated: 07 Mar 2017, 12:42 PM IST
While 570,000 children under five years of age die from respiratory infections such as pneumonia, 361,000 children die due to diarrhoea, says WHO report
New Delhi: More than one in four deaths of children under five years age can be attributed to unhealthy environments and every year environmental risks like indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation and inadequate hygiene result in the deaths of 1.7 million children under five years, said two new reports released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday.
Select your Category