Pollution kills thousands of Indonesians


JAKARTA: Almost a quarter of a million people in Indonesia die every year due to exposure to toxic air, water, soil or other forms of pollution, making it the country with the fourth-highest number of premature pollution-related deaths in the world.

The Pollution and Health Metrics report, released in December by the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution, revealed that of the 232,974 recorded pollution-related deaths in Indonesia, 123,753 were attributed to air pollution and 60,040 to water pollution.

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