The main cause of death is pollution
Most children die from environmental pollution.
The world health organization published a report on child mortality in the world, calling the main causes.
Every year 1.7 million children die from unsanitary conditions, contamination, which lead to lethal cases of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea.
Thus, according to the report, 570 thousand children under the age of 5 years die from respiratory infections such as pneumonia associated with air pollution and second-hand smoke.
361 thousand children under the age of 5 years die from diarrhoea, the result of a lack of access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene.
270 thousand children die within the first month of life conditions, including prematurity that can be prevented by ensuring access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene in medical facilities, while also reducing air pollution .
200 thousand deaths among children under 5 years from malaria could be prevented by environmental measures such as reducing mosquito breeding places or covering containers for storage of drinking water.
200 thousand children under the age of 5 years die from unintentional injury related to the environment such as poisoning, falls and drowning.
“Their developing bodies and immune system, lower body, and the Airways make them more susceptible to dirty air and water,” said who Director-General Margaret Chan.
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