World Nuclear News: According to the International Energy Agency, IEA, some 6.5 million deaths annually are linked to outdoor and indoor air pollution, "with the number set to increase significantly in coming decades unless the energy sector takes greater action to curb emissions." "Energy production and use - mostly from unregulated, poorly regulated or inefficient fuel combustion - are the most important man-made sources of key air pollutant emissions: 85% of particulate matter and almost all of the sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides." NOTE: This far exceeds realistic projections of deaths from increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. CO2 is absolutely essential for life on Earth. "The more the better." Emeritus Professor William Happer, Princeton U. Physics.
Rhodi Lee, Tech Times - Air pollution is a serious challenge facing the developing world. Previously, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom faced air pollution to the same degree. It is estimated that air pollution kills 5.5 million per year. Using cleaner fuels, air pollution control technologies and nuclear power are the best ways of solving this menace.