Put pollution on the environmental agenda again!

Health issues are at the top of the world’s development agenda. Ebola, swine flu and avian flu, and the triad of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV, ensure that. Yet there is another scourge that we don’t think about. It kills slowly, silently but massively, and more than malaria, tuberculosis and HIV combined. I’m talking of toxic environmental pollution. We need to attack this scourge frontally and collectively urgently, to save lives, reduce healthcare costs and remove impediments to economic growth.

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