child mortality

Data show indoor air pollution a major killer of kids

In India, more than 100,000 children died as a result of household air pollution that same year. Burning solid fuels such as wood and dung for cooking is a leading risk factor for lower respiratory infections. Lower respiratory infections include deaths caused by influenza, haemophilus influenzae type B, pneumonia, respiratory syncytial virus, and other respiratory infections. A detailed breakdown of deaths caused by these different viruses and bacteria can be found in the published Global Burden of Disease studies.

Turkey Catches Up With France

Here the inimitable Hans Rosling of Gapminder shows how Turkey’s quality of life is now on par with France: