Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Our Broken Environment Kills a Quarter of Us

Pollution and other hazards caused 12.6 million deaths worldwide in 2012, the WHO says.

The lead in the water in Flint, Mich., is a devastating reminder of how closely human health is intertwined with the environment. While the Flint crisis may be an egregious example of cruelty and neglect, the damaging consequences of a broken environment are all around us, a new tally by the World Health Organization shows.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.