What's going to kill us in 2050? Air pollution --- and lots of if"
Snapshot from article:
"On Wednesday, the OECD released its “Environmental Outlook to 2050,”which contained a few spots of cheery news. Humanity is making steady progress against malaria. Worldwide, the number of deaths from the disease are expected to fall by half by 2050. And fewer people will die from unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation in the future. But the number of deaths caused by air pollution — which includes ground-level ozone, particulate matter, and “indoor pollution” — are expected to skyrocket, killing more than 6 million people per year by mid-century."
This article mentioned something that I had not heard from before "Indoor Pollution." This is what they explained as Indoor Pollution: "The OECD lists “indoor pollution” as a major cause of death in the developing world, a category that includes black carbon soot from biomass-burning cookstoves. This is fixable: Cleaner cookstoves that run on solar power or burn fuel cleanly already exist. Indeed, it’s such a no-brainer notion that even Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) has co-sponsored a billin the U.S. Senate to aid black-carbon reduction projects abroad."
Another area I was looking into is the pollution that we did not create: Radon. recently my family moved homes and the first thing we did was check the radon levels before purchasing the home, luckily the test came back at a "1" which is outstandingly low and very good! They say anything over 4 is getting lofty when it comes to this radioactive gas. However, my cousin recently purchase a new home on the lake, after a couple months after he purchased the home, he did the radon test which came back at a "13" which is extremely hazardous to your health. Here is a little about what Radon is: "Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. It forms naturally from the decay of radioactive elements, such as uranium, which are found at different levels in soil and rock throughout the world. Radon gas in the soil and rock can move into the air and into ground water and surface water.