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Consumption in G20 kills 2 million people

We know that outdoor air pollution kills over 4 million people per year, but few have studied what causes these premature deaths. A new article in Nature Communications found that consumption in the 19 nations with presidency rights to the G20, induces the premature mortality of 1.983 million people a year through global supply chains. The study indicates that G20 nations should take responsibility for their footprint rather than focusing solely on transboundary air pollution.

Source: Consumption in the G20 nations causes particulate air pollution resulting in two million premature deaths annually by Nansai and co-authors published November 2021 in Nature Communication.  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-26348-y

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