21,000 Dutch dead because of environment

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13 June 2007, AMSTERDAM – About 21,000 Dutch die each year as a result of environmental factors. The World Health Organisation (WHO) wrote this in a report published on Wednesday.

13 June 2007

AMSTERDAM – About 21,000 Dutch die each year as a result of environmental factors. The World Health Organisation (WHO) wrote this in a report published on Wednesday.

The organisation says that 14 percent of the deaths in the Netherlands are related to the environment in some way.

Some 3,600 deaths in the Netherlands can be attributed to the effects of air pollution alone, the WHO says.

The growing numbers of cases of cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory conditions and accidents are all evidence of the toll damage to the environment is taking on human health.

Researchers not only looked at the impact of air and soil pollution on human health, but also at the impact of labour conditions, ultraviolet radiation, noise pollution, agricultural technology, the climate, changes to the eco system, degree of urbanisation and human behaviour.

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