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Pollution: how 9 million people lose their lives every year?



According to the latest studies, the pollution of natural environments (air, water and soil) is responsible for the death of more than 9 million people in the world, and this, each year. This figure is higher than the mortality of certain diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria. The countries most sensitive to this deadly weapon are those in the process of development. Here are the details on this invisible condition that causes so many deaths without anyone realizing it.

A frightening report

When we talk about pollution, we include all types. Whether it is air pollution by toxic gases, soil pollution by factory waste or water pollution by hydrocarbons, nature is in great pain because of the irresponsible behavior of humans, and it is they who pay the price.

According to a report published by The Lancet Planetary Health, one in six deaths is directly linked to pollution. This represents nearly 16% of the global death rate. Pollution can be considered the number one environmental risk factor in the world because of all the diseases it causes.

Relationship between pollution and death

The estimate of the number of pollution-related deaths is made by taking into account illnesses caused by one of the three pollution-related environmental disturbances. It is thanks to the global disease burden that the international program in epidemiology was able to produce the first results.

More than 7,000 researchers set to work to produce a reliable and concrete analysis of the impact of pollution on mortality. The study conducted in 2022 concerns the deaths of the year 2019, i.e. a 3-year retrospective.

In the latter, the results are glaring, with more than 9 million premature deaths attributable to pollution. The good news is that these numbers have been stable since 2015, when the first study of pollution mortality was carried out.

Thanks to these data, we can make the link between pollution and the appearance of life-threatening diseases. It should be noted that cancers and other conditions not attributable to pollution were not taken into account in this study. The numbers could be much larger than that if more ailments were attributed to pollution.

With more than 16% of annual deaths related to pollution, it is clear that the situation is not going to get any better unless serious measures are taken by governments.

Diseases that can be prevented

Air pollution is responsible for the development of chronic diseases of the respiratory tract. Asthma, being the first disease attributable to pollution, still wreaks havoc in developing countries. Although medications to treat the condition exist, it is difficult to combat it if the numbers keep rising.

Soil pollution is responsible for cancers, deficiencies, and metabolic disorders that go unnoticed for years. The appearance of these conditions in young populations is a warning signal that should make pollution control organizations move.

Drinking water and sea water are also affected by pollution. Astronomical amounts of micro waste are ingested daily by humans through this water essential to life. Animals are also affected by the pollution of this element, which disrupts the entire natural cycle.

It is no longer shocking to see endemic foci of malaria, tuberculosis, or cholera still active in certain regions of the world. If pollution is not curbed, the maintenance of these diseases and the emergence of new diseases will be responsible for the majority of deaths in the world.

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Mercy Kyallo’s mystery lover dishes on steamy romance



Mercy Kyallo, the younger sister to Betty Kyallo, has been spotted with Robert, a bearded man.

Robby, as he is affectionately known, has now clarified how he met Mercy Kyallo, a well-known reality celebrity.

The bearded businessman stated in an exclusive interview with Nairobi News that they met through a mutual acquaintance named Betty Kyallo, who also happened to be Robby’s client.

Robby opened out about Mercy and his relationship, expressing dedication to their partnership.

He stated, “Right now my whole focus is on one person and that person is Mercy. I don’t care about the background noise, the hype or her fame.

My only mission is to support her in any way I can. She is the woman I have been looking for.”

When questioned about the attention that comes with dating a famous person like Mercy, Robby acknowledged that he might not be quite ready for it.

He was open to anything that could come their way, though.

He emphasized that his treatment of Mercy comes before how other people view her.

Robby shared that he and Mercy have been friends for more than a year and a half in their reflection on their relationship.

Their relationship began as a result of Betty Kyallo, Mercy’s sister, who was involved in their introduction.

Robby preferred, as a businessman, to let Mercy speak for herself before disclosing further information about their relationship.

He acknowledged that he was afraid of being judged.

When asked about an engagement between him and Mercy, Robby playfully replied:

“I plead the fifth.”

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Comedian Auntie Jemimah: Why I don’t want to get married



By Wanja Waweru

Auntie Jemima, a comedian, recently discussed why she doesn’t feel pressure to get married, citing personal independence as one of the primary reasons.

She was open and honest about her opinions on marriage and how it might impede her personal development and goals in an interview with Cate Rira for the POV podcast.

Auntie Jemima feels that getting married could put off her pursuit of a variety of personal objectives and desires that she has yet to realize.

“I am not afraid of marriage. But there are some things I need to do before I decide whether I want it or not. If I don’t achieve them, that’s fine. I am open to that possibility.

Auntie Jemima continued by saying that she had decided against getting married as a result of her prior partnerships’ experiences.

She has long preferred living independently, therefore she finds it difficult to get used to the concept of living with someone else. Even accommodating her nanny required modifications, which was a big departure for her.

Auntie Jemima’s great desire for independence and the ability to make choices without feeling bound is one of the major variables affecting her attitude.

She emphasised: “I want to live where I want and make decisions the way I want without being hindered.

She remarked, “I firmly believe that if a woman gets married before she achieves certain things, it can and probably will hinder her progress.”

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Size 8 speaks about desire to get another baby and regrets in life



By Wanja Waweru

Size 8, a former gospel singer who is now a pastor, has expressed her desire to have a third kid. The mother of two stated in an exclusive interview with Nairobi News that she plans to add to her family in the near future by having another child.

“For now, we will patiently wait upon the Lord’s timing. Currently, it’s not the right time, but perhaps in the coming years,” Size 8 said.

The performer has had four close calls with death while pregnant, unfortunately losing two of her children before they could develop to full term.

The mother of two also disclosed that she would soon be making a comeback in the music business.

“My husband, (DJ MO) is pressuring me to go back to music and so, soon I will be releasing a new soon,” she said.

Size 8 also shared her profound regrets when it comes to her music career.

“I regret following the hype since it amounts to nothing, especially when confronted with real issues. And money, no matter how much, cannot save you.”

Size 8 realized that not everyone has had the same difficulties she has by drawing from her own particular life experiences. She emphasized, however, that for her, being alive is what mattered most.

“As long as I am alive, that is all I need,” she affirmed.

She understood that people who buy into the hype are simply enjoying that stage, but respectfully refrained from pronouncing judgment.

Size 8 continued by stating that a substantial transformation was necessary on the road to authenticity.

“I had to let go of seeking validation through the ‘like’ and ‘view’ button on social media,” she admitted.

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