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Definition
The number of deaths attributable to the environment. It represents burden of disease that could be avoided by modifying the environment. Modifiable environment includes: - Air, soil and water pollution with chemicals or biological agents - Ultraviolet and ionizing radiation - Built environment - Noise, electromagnetic fields - Occupational risks - Agricultural methods, irrigation schemes - Anthropogenic climate changes, ecosystem degradation - Individual behaviors related to the environment; such as hand-washing, food contamination with unsafe water or dirty hands.

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Deaths attributable to the environment in children under 5 years (%) Water, sanitation and hygiene attributable deaths per 100,000 children under 5 years Deaths attributable to ambient air pollution all causes, both sexes Children under 5 deaths rate, Acute lower respiratory infections 0-4 years (per 1,000 live births)

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