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UN Environment launch pollution report

No one safe from global pollution without concerted action, warns new UN Environment report.
The Executive Director’s Report: Towards a Pollution-Free Planet, draws on the latest data from every continent to examine what we know about pollution and also lay out key elements of a comprehensive framework of actions for how to beat it.

The report states that freshwater bodies, on which billions of people depend for water,
food and transport, are heavily affected by nutrient run-off from agriculture, chemicals and pathogens in untreated wastewater, heavy metals from mining and industrial effluents.
Access the UN Environment report here