These are the countries with the most pollution-related deaths

A woman wears a mask and filter as she walks to work during heavy pollution in Beijing China

Most of these deaths happened through heart diseases, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. These are not spread evenly, with 92 percent happening in "low-income and middle-income countries".

Here are the countries with the highest number of pollution-related death tolls a percent of all deaths.

Air pollution was found to have had the biggest impact on people across the world, with dirty air accounting for around 6.5 million premature deaths in 2015.

On Diwali celebration, air pollution levels in India have spiked the bursting of firecrackers on Diwali. Meantime, water pollution was responsible for 1.8 million fatalities, while work-related pollution - which caused 800,000 deaths two years ago - posed the next largest risk, the report said.




The study also pointed out that lead pollution was linked to 0.5 million deaths that resulted from high blood pressure, renal failure, and cardiovascular disease caused by lead in adults.

Pollution disproportionately affecting the poor and marginalised in every country worldwide, researchers said.

Welfare losses due to pollution are estimated to cost more than Dollars 4.6 trillion each year, equivalent to 6.2 per cent of global economic output, it said. But the absolute number of air pollution deaths in Bangladesh was only 0.2 million.

While developed countries are far from immune from the hazards, their form of pollution are more "modern", like fossil fuel combustion and chemicals, while developing countries have biomass fuels.

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