Number of the Day: 40


40 -- the percent of deaths worldwide caused by water, air and soil pollution. This is according to David Pimentel, Cornell professor of ecology and agricultural sciences, and a team of Cornell graduate students who examined data from more than 120 published papers on the effects of population growth, malnutrition and various kinds of environmental degradation on human diseases.

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Tags: Air Pollution | Green Stats | Pollution