Preventable illness and mortality due to air, water and soil contamination is unacceptable: IMA
Each year, about 13 million of all deaths worldwide result from preventable environmental causes.
New Delhi, Jan 15, 2017: Environmental risk determinants, such as air, water and soil pollution, chemical and insecticide exposures and global climate change contribute to more than 100 different diseases and injuries. More than a quarter of the mortality in India can be attributed to living in an unhealthy environment. The largest burden is that of air pollution, which kills about 1.4 million people in India every year. The other major causes of preventable mortality are poor water quality and sanitation.
IMA is for preventing these avoidable illnesses and mortalities through strategic planning, awareness campaigns and mutual collaboration with concerned authorities.