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8,273 cases and 775 deaths in Hong Kong 2003

Cramped housing conditions, lack of sanitation.


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Bhopal- Incidental Pollution

2257 imediately dead due to release of harmful gases

At least 100,000 were chronically ill 

30,000 are still drinking and washing in contaminated groundwater

Lack of management, contamination was difficult


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Sustained Pollution- Beijing Smog

Increases of up to 30%  in the number of patients reporting breathing difficulties. 

Lung Cancer was 2 to 3 times more common in cities then in the country side in China.

Around 70 Chinese cities showed signs of severe pollution.


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Water Pollution

An estimated 980 million of China’s 1.3 billion people drink water every day that is partly polluted.

China’s high rates of liver, stomach and esophageal cancer have been linked to water pollution.

Some 80 percent of the rivers in the northern province of Shanxi have been rated “unfit for human contact.”


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90% of all malaria deaths occur in sub saharan africa.

 Sub-Saharan Africa are short of 800,000 doctors, nurses, and midwives.

Lack of management


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In 2000, out of all 140,000 deahts, 81% of them were in Africa

 Dirty water causes over 170 million deaths each year in sub saharan Africa

Lack of sanitation


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22.5 million people live with HIV in Africa 

In Africa there are 49 million children of primary school age not enrolled in school.

Lack of education


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800,000 people with dementia in the UK, 2010

Degenerative disease, high quality health care, no management availabile.


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Lung Cancer

115 people diagnosed every day with cancer, over 42,000 per year in the UK 2010

Cancer Reasearch

High GDP= Smoking, excessive eating, drinking

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2.6 million people who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the UK 


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Kensington & Chelsea- outer city areas- 84.4 male, 89 female.

Islington & Dagenham- inner city areas- 9 years or less

The guardian

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2007- Glasgow- 71.9 years

UK- 81.4 years

A report published for the Scottish government in August found much higher levels of drinking (men drink 6.2 units a day north of the border, 4.3 in England), more smokers, fewer people eating the recommended five portions a day of fruit and vegetables and higher rates of obesity.


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