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Household and ambient air pollution is an environmental as well as health risk. Millions of people die every year due to household air pollution, which results from cooking with unclean fuels, or ambient air pollution, which rises from traffic, waste burning or residential fuel combustion or industrial sources. If the rising levels of air pollution can be contained, the world will see a decrease in diseases such as chronic and acute respiratory diseases such as asthma, stroke, lung cancer, and heart diseases.

According to the World Health Organization’s 2016 World Health Statistics report, Georgia had the highest death rate among nations due to household and ambient air pollution in the year 2012. According to the data, in 2012, the mortality rate in Georgia stood at 292.3 per 100,000 people. North Korea was the second most affected nation from household and ambient air pollution. Here during the same year, an estimated 234.1 people per 100,000 population fell prey to air pollution. Bosnia and Herzegovina was the third most affected and witnessed a mortality rate of 223.6 per 100,000 population.

Countries where between 125 and 175 people per 100,000 population died due to household and ambient air pollution in 2012 were Bulgaria, Albania, China, Sierra Leone, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Mongolia, India, Macedonia, Myanmar, and Armenia.

The situation was comparatively better in countries such as Poland, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Thailand, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Cuba, Turkey, Bhutan, and many other nations. Here deaths due to household and ambient air pollution stood in the range of between 25 and 75 per 100,000 population.

Nations where less number of people died due to household and ambient air pollution were Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, Denmark, Luxembourg, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Ireland, France and others. Here the death rate was less than 25 per 100,000 population. The best among these was Brunei, which was ranked at the bottom of the table and witnessed a mortality rate of 0.2 per 100,000 in the year 2012.

The table below will provide information on the number of deaths per 100,000 due to household and ambient air pollution in each nation.

Country Mortality rate (per 100,000
Georgia 292.3
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 234.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina 223.6
Bulgaria 174.8
Albania 171.4
China 163.1
Sierra Leone 142.3
Ukraine 139.1
Romania 138.2
Serbia 137.2
Mongolia 132.2
India 130
Macedonia 128.9
Myanmar 127.4
Armenia 125.4
Montenegro 123.5
Hungary 123
Chad 121.8
Sri Lanka 119.4
Somalia 116.8
Democratic Republic of the Congo 116.4
Mali 116
Latvia 115.1
Republic of Moldova 114.5
Afghanistan 112.6
Haiti 112.6
Russian Federation 110
Niger 109.7
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 107.6
Burundi 106
Guinea-Bissau 105.2
Angola 104.4
Nepal 104.2
Belarus 103.8
Kyrgyzstan 99.5
Equatorial Guinea 98.3
Tajikistan 97.6
Burkina Faso 96.4
Central African Republic 95.9
South Sudan 95
Kazakhstan 93.3
Benin 92
Nigeria 90.4
Congo 90.2
Côte d’Ivoire 89.8
Cameroon 89.6
Timor-Leste 89.6
Croatia 89.5
Pakistan 88.8
Guinea 87.9
Madagascar 84.4
Vietnam 84
Indonesia 83.9
Uzbekistan 83.2
Philippines 82.7
Togo 81
Ghana 80.8
Fiji 76.9
Eritrea 75.8
Lesotho 74.5
Lithuania 73.4
Turkmenistan 72.9
Malawi 72
Cambodia 71.4
Gambia 70.9
Uganda 70
Liberia 69.9
Poland 68.9
Rwanda 68.3
Bangladesh 68.2
Azerbaijan 68
Slovakia 66.3
Thailand 65.3
Mozambique 65.1
Mauritania 64.5
Sudan 64.3
Zambia 64.1
Comoros 63.4
Swaziland 62.7
Nicaragua 62.3
Bhutan 59.9
Czech Republic 59.5
Cabo Verde 58.2
Yemen 57.4
Kenya 57.1
Ethiopia 56.8
Paraguay 56.6
Estonia 54.2
Honduras 53.2
Solomon Islands 52.9
Zimbabwe 52.6
Egypt 52.1
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 52
Turkey 51
Cuba 50.5
United Republic of Tanzania 50.5
Namibia 47.9
Gabon 47
Greece 45.1
El Salvador 44.6
Papua New Guinea 44.3
South Africa 44.2
Tunisia 43.7
Senegal 43.2
Jamaica 42.9
Guyana 42.7
Guatemala 42.5
Slovenia 41.9
Djibouti 40.5
Botswana 38.1
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 35.3
Italy 35.3
Austria 34.2
Libya 33.2
Peru 32.6
Germany 32.5
Iraq 32.2
Algeria 31.5
Malta 31.1
Syrian Arab Republic 30.9
Belgium 30.2
Lebanon 29.7
Dominican Republic 29.4
Morocco 28.8
Saudi Arabia 28.1
Trinidad and Tobago 27.9
Argentina 26.2
United Kingdom 25.7
Panama 25.4
Japan 24.2
Mexico 24.1
Netherlands 24
Republic of Korea 23.7
Colombia 23.6
Suriname 22.7
Uruguay 22.7
Chile 22.4
Malaysia 22.4
Jordan 21.7
Brazil 21.3
Mauritius 21.2
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 20.9
Maldives 20.5
Singapore 20.5
Bahamas 20.3
Denmark 20.3
Cyprus 19.8
Luxembourg 19.8
Costa Rica 18.8
Belize 18.6
Switzerland 18.5
Barbados 18.1
Ireland 17.3
France 17.2
Portugal 16.8
Israel 15.8
Ecuador 15
Spain 14.7
Kuwait 14.2
Oman 13.5
Norway 12.7
United States of America 12.1
Bahrain 11.1
Qatar 9
United Arab Emirates 7.5
Iceland 6.4
Finland 6
Canada 5.4
New Zealand 0.5
Australia 0.4
Sweden 0.4
Brunei Darussalam 0.2

(Data sourced from World Health Organization)

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