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Premature deaths, health and air pollution: What's the data?
The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health is made up of 36 leading health scientists from around the world, amongst them HRH Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand. The commission’s report, published in The Lancet February 2018, begins: “Diseases caused by (air, water, or soil) pollution were responsible for an estimated 9 million premature deaths in 2015 — 16% of all deaths worldwide — three times more deaths than from AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined and 15 times more than from all wars and other forms of violence.” Andrew Silver, a member of Bangkok Scientifique and retired epidemiologist (MPH, University of North Carolina) will discuss how the numbers of premature deaths are calculated. What data are collected? How are they collected? What are the formulae for inferring mortality rates attributable to environmental causes? How does the inferred burden of mortality from air pollution affect Thailand and other parts of the world and what measures can individuals take to protect themselves and their families?

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