The Lancet Report

The Report by the Commission on Pollution and Health will be released in The Lancet on October 19, 2017.

The Report will analyze and communicate the massive scope of the health and economic costs of air, water and soil pollution. Through analyses of existing and emerging data, the Report will reveal pollution’s severe and underreported contribution to the Global Burden of Disease. It will uncover the economic costs of pollution to low- and middle-income countries, and compare the costs of inaction to the costs of available solutions. It will inform key decision makers around the world about the burden that pollution places on health and economic development, and about cost-effective pollution control solutions and strategies. The Commission will bring pollution squarely into the international development agenda.


In addition to publication in The Lancet, the Report findings will be distributed widely through media outlets. The work of the Commission will also be covered extensively through special partnerships with high-profile media organizations. The publication of the Report will coincide with public events around the world highlighting pollution’s impacts and celebrating the inauguration of End Pollution Day.

Report Summary

Content to come will include:

  • Executive Summary
  • Infographic Summary
  • Key Messages
  • Recommendations
  • Solutions
  • Full Report
  • Annexes