Sao Paulo Brazil: over last six years 100,000 dead from air pollution related illnesses

Posted on December 4, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Enviromental Issues, Latin America Health, TRAVEL reported that Smog in Sao Paulo kills more people annually than road accidents, AIDS and breast cancer combined says a recent report. While the city seeks a solution ahead of next year’s World Cup, local residents remain frustrated. A recent study has found that over the last six years, 100,000 people in Sao Paulo have died from air pollution-related illnesses. Evangelina Vormittag of the Institute for Health and Sustainability and Paulo Saldiva of the University of Sao Paulo conducted the study, which also found that cars are responsible for 90 percent of all emissions in the city. The problem will likely grow worse unless policymakers address rising levels of car ownership, the authors concluded. Read Article

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