Air pollution could cost global economy $2.6 trillion a year

Delhi air pollution is the worst on earth

Toxic air isn’t just bad for human lungs and the environment, it’s also terrible for the global economy, according a new report.

Outdoor air pollution could cost the world a whopping $ 2.6 trillion a year, or 1% of global GDP, by 2060, says the study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The costs are a result of sick days, medical bills and reduced agricultural output.

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