Water, air and soil pollution causes 40 percent of deaths worldwide, Cornell research survey finds uri icon

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  • David Pimentel, Cornell professor of ecology and agricultural sciences, and a team of Cornell graduate students examined data from more than 120 published papers on the effects of population growth, malnutrition and various kinds of environmental degradation on human diseases. Their report is published in the online version of the journal Human Ecology (available at <http://www.springerlink.com/content/101592/ >, to be published in the December print issue).