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Air Pollution May Reduce Life Expectancy by Two Years –Study

Air Pollution May Reduce Life Expectancy by Two Years –Study

Health Issues, Men's Health, NEWS, Women's health
Air pollution cuts life expectancy for every man, woman and child on earth by nearly two years, according to data released on Tuesday which experts said showed poor air quality is “the greatest risk to human health”. The Air Quality Life Index study reported that as the world races to find a vaccine to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, air pollution would continue to cause billions of people to lead shorter and sicker lives across the globe. The index converts particulate air pollution — mainly from the burning of fossil fuels — into its impact on human health. It found that despite significant reductions in particulate matter in China — once one of the world’s most polluted countries — the overall level of air pollution had stayed stable over the past two decad
Nigerian women have lowest life expectancy in Sub-Saharan Africa —Report

Nigerian women have lowest life expectancy in Sub-Saharan Africa —Report

NEWS, Women's health
With life expectancy put at 56 years, Nigerian women are said to have the lowest life expectancy in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nigerian women’s life expectancy trails those of women in Ghana (65), Senegal (70,) Liberia (66) and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is according to the 2020 World Population Data Sheet released on Friday by the Washington-based Population Reference Bureau In reaction, maternal health experts identify poverty, illiteracy, high fertility rate and poor nutrition as major factors contributing to low life expectancy among Nigerian women, even as the national figure was put at 55 years in a population of over 200m people. According to the data, life expectancy of women in Nigeria could only be compared to a country like Sierra Leone, which also has 56 y