Is it still possible to get the global pollution under control?
The Lancet Commission on pollution and health
The Lancet Global pollution has increased dramatically in recent decades, threatening above-average vulnerable populations in middle and low-income countries. 92% of the deaths from environmental pollution occur in these countries, 70% of them due to chronic diseases. The newly established "Lancet Commission on pollution and health" warns with six recommendations on swift action and criticizes international development and health cooperation for having neglected the problem too long. Also in the current WHO "Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases", so the further criticism, the problem is hardly mentioned. (Photo: Scavengers Burning Trash, Tondo Garbage Dump, Manila Philippines/Adam Cohn/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)