The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 15 million people have died from COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic, spanning more than two years. In contrast, pollution claims the lives of up to 9 million people each year, equivalent to 1/6 of global deaths from all causes.
A publication in Lancet Planetary Health reveals that pollution from industry and urbanization is a major driver of climate change and has contributed to a 7% increase in pollution-related deaths from 2015 to 2019.
Co-author Rachael Kupka, CEO of the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (based in New York, USA), emphasizes that among those who perish due to pollution, deaths resulting from exposure to modern pollutants like heavy metals, agricultural chemicals, and fossil fuels have increased by 66% since 2000.
💢 It’s evident that environmental issues have become increasingly pressing and remain an ongoing saga with no end in sight. Environmental pollution, along with climate change, constitutes an invisible threat that silently claims human lives. In fact, the COVID-19 pandemic, responsible for a significant loss of human life, pales in comparison to this “killer” called environmental pollution.
💎 Confronted with a potentially existential crisis for humanity, IP GROUP is fully committed to encouraging and supporting the development of innovations to address waste and environmental issues. We are also dedicated to seeking alternative green energy sources to replace the depleting traditional energy resources of our planet.
💖 On the path to nurturing innovative business, we remain steadfast in the belief that scientific and technological advancements must be developed sustainably, rooted in the “health” of our environment and the existence of humanity.