Written in British English, Did you know that each year more than 5 million people die from diseases caused by drinking polluted water? Our modern lifestyle is producing more and more waste and air pollution that is changing the climate. This book looks at the causes of pollution and the dangers of continuing to produce, consume, and dispose of products the way we do. It examines the efforts individuals and governments are taking to reduce pollution and find more sustainable ways of living.
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