Pollution Kills 3x As Many As AIDS, TB & Malaria Combined
In 2015, India had 2.5 million premature deaths due to pollution while in China, the figure was 1.8 million. In the United States, it was linked to 5.8 percent of all deaths, 155,000 in total. The Lancet's figure of 9 million pollution-related deaths makes up 16 percent of all deaths worldwide. Pollution now kills three times as many people as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Additionally, it causes 15 times as many deaths than war and violence.
This chart shows global estimated deaths by major risk factor and cause in 2015.