BiH - Because of air pollution in the world die annually millions of people.
Countries in the region are among the world’s top in the number of deaths due to air pollution. Bosnia and Herzegovina is in third place with 223.6 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, just behind Georgia and North Korea.
Albania is in fifth place (171.4), Serbia on the tenth (137.2), Macedonia twelfth (128.9) and Montenegro sixteenth (123.5).
Air pollution in the household caused by unclean fuels, or inefficient technology has led to 4.3 million deaths worldwide in 2012, according to a recently published izvještajuSvjetske Health Organization (WHO). Only the consequences of an external air pollution (transport, industry, waste incineration, residential fuel consumption …) killed three million people during the same period.
Together, air pollution caused 6.5 million deaths, or 11.6 percent of total deaths worldwide.
Air pollution is one of the main risk factors of non-communicable diseases in adults, and causes cardiovascular disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and increase the risk of acute respiratory infections.
It is estimated that air pollution in the household cause half of deaths from pneumonia in children under five.
More detailed data can be obtained at: http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.sdg.3-9-viz-1?lang=en