Study: Pollution Kills 8.3 Million People Annually
India and China are the two countries with the most pollution deaths per year with 2,326,711 and 1,865,566 respectively. The analysis notes that it is not surprising to see them at the top of the list as both nations have billion-plus populations and are rapidly industrializing. Nigeria ranks third in premature pollution deaths with 279,318, followed by Indonesia with 232,974 and Pakistan 223,836. The United States is among the ten worst countries for pollution deaths and it ranks seventh with just under 200,000 deaths per year.