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Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by tstx(m): 5:39pm On Sep 01, 2018
Nigeria has the highest maternal mortality in the world. It’s the country with highest number of extremely poor people in the world and now, it has the highest burden of fatalities from air pollution in Africa and 4th globally.



According to the just released annual State of the Global Air Report published by the Health Effects Institute (HEI), air quality in Nigeria and at least 10 other countries is among the deadliest anywhere on earth with higher than ambient air pollution death rates as a result of the environmental hazards combined with extreme pollution sources like generator fumes, vehicle emissions and crop burning among others.

The HEI chart notes that there were 150 deaths per age-standardized deaths per 100,000 people attributable to air pollution in Nigeria in 2016 (the latest year of available data), compared to high industrialised countries like China, 117 deaths per 100,000 people; Russia, 62 deaths per 100,000 people; Germany, 22 deaths per 100,000 people; United Kingdom, 21 deaths per 100,000 people; the United States, 21 deaths per 100,000 people; Japan 13 deaths per 100,000 people and Canada, 12 deaths per 100,000 people.

Only Afghanistan with 406; Pakistan, 207, and India, 195 deaths per 100,000 people per country, exceed the Nigerian figure (150 deaths per 100,000).

The report notes that 95 percent of the world’s population is breathing unhealthy air. It said long-term exposure to air pollution contributed to just over 6 million deaths in 2016 with strokes, lung disease, lung cancer and heart attacks linked to many of them. After smoking, high blood pressure and poor diet, air pollution is the fourth-highest cause of death worldwide with most deaths occurring in developing countries.

Air pollution is hardly listed among causes of death on death certificates in Nigeria, yet the health conditions linked to air pollution exposure, such as lung cancer and emphysema, are often fatal.

According to a 2016 World Health Organisation report, Onitsha, Kaduna, Aba and Umuahia were among four of the 20 African cities with the worst air quality in the world.

The WHO measured air quality by examining the annual mean concentration of particulate matter in nearly 3,000 cities across the world with populations of at least 100,000. Onitsha’s average annual PM10 was 594 – nearly 30 times greater than the WHO-recommended annual level of 20. Kaduna, Aba, and Umuahia cities were ranked among the top 20 worst cities measured by PM10, ranking 8th, 9th, and 19th, respectively.

Air pollution is now the fourth-highest cause of death worldwide, trailing smoking, high blood pressure and diet, with the majority of deaths recorded in poorer nations with India and China leading the world in the total number of deaths attributable to air pollution in 2016 with 1.61 million and 1.58 million respectively. Data from the report show that ambient levels of unsafe air continue to exceed the Air Quality Guideline established by the World Health Organisation, WHO.



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Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by NIGHTMARE0O7: 5:53pm On Sep 01, 2018
cry
Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by tstx(m): 6:00pm On Sep 01, 2018
NIGHTMARE0O7:
cry
No be new thing

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Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by SooCute(m): 6:03pm On Sep 01, 2018
Don't worry,

Be happy.


Let someone who has something serious to say please come up!
Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by tstx(m): 7:42pm On Sep 01, 2018
SooCute:
Don't worry,
Be happy.

Let someone who has something serious to say please come up!
Why should we be happy
Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by tstx(m): 8:43am On Sep 02, 2018

Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by EmahnueelGold99(m): 12:27pm On Sep 03, 2018
Ok
Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by kennynelcon(m): 12:27pm On Sep 03, 2018
We jus dey make headlines for bad bad things grin grin

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Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by conductor116: 12:27pm On Sep 03, 2018
Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by kryptochats: 12:27pm On Sep 03, 2018
i taya for this country ,
Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by nanauju(f): 12:27pm On Sep 03, 2018
This country ranks top in every bad ratings why??

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Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by papalsbuIl: 12:28pm On Sep 03, 2018
thunder scatter Buhari Insha'Allah amin
Thunder scatter all Buhari's supporters masha Allah amin

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Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by CheapDataGuy: 12:28pm On Sep 03, 2018
Naija my country
smh
Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by Nobody: 12:28pm On Sep 03, 2018
My beloved country be topping charts grin


GREAT JOB

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Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by Nobody: 12:28pm On Sep 03, 2018
grin

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Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by gagashuffle: 12:28pm On Sep 03, 2018
Port Harcourt ought to be on that list

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Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by Nobody: 12:28pm On Sep 03, 2018
It's all right
Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by hisexcellency34: 12:28pm On Sep 03, 2018
Nigeria is always among first 10 in bad things. Last 10 in good things

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Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by olaola45: 12:28pm On Sep 03, 2018
Where is PDP? Fresh Air!
Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by sacajawea: 12:30pm On Sep 03, 2018
Kai

Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by neweraomo: 12:30pm On Sep 03, 2018
Up NIGERIA,at least we qualified for the air pollution champions league,,way to go the Buharis grin

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Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by 50desh(m): 12:30pm On Sep 03, 2018
The kind beans mess wey some people dey mess sef fit deplit ozone layer

Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by crazygod(m): 12:30pm On Sep 03, 2018
We too much for this country. Especially Lagos. That's why everywhere is hot. Hardly much air to breathe
Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by dermmy(m): 12:31pm On Sep 03, 2018
Must Nigeria appear on every bad list.
Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by BadiratT: 12:31pm On Sep 03, 2018
Naija for show. Na for that kind thing we dey always see position.
Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by sacajawea: 12:31pm On Sep 03, 2018
hisexcellency34:
Nigeria is always among first 10 in bad things. Last 10 in good things
But some ppl say it's a lie
Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by proprince(m): 12:31pm On Sep 03, 2018
The way we become tops in bad rating these days is tiring undecided
Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by HarryDuce(m): 12:32pm On Sep 03, 2018
Here in Ph it's getting worse. Somebody cannot sleep in peace again without inhaling soot from gas flaring.
Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by mak81: 12:32pm On Sep 03, 2018
Everything is just wrong about this country. Haba
Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by Wikinaija(m): 12:34pm On Sep 03, 2018
We go top for things like this
Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by Jabioro: 12:37pm On Sep 03, 2018
We knew it Long!!! Long!! Long! Time ago..even the ooze from the centre do kill oxgen the life air..you can imagine the centre man.
Re: Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World by Luckylife(m): 12:39pm On Sep 03, 2018
it easier for a cow to live longer in Nigeria than average Nigerian ! if boko haram did not , those paid to protect will , if hunger did not ,the present politicians will lure you to as political thugs .if bad roads did not , bad air will destroy you system . is been a Nigeria the highest curse on earth ? I reject to be a victim in this country.

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