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[Correspondence] It’s time to consider pollution in NCD prevention

In the first paper of the Lancet Taskforce on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and Economics Series, Rachel Nugent and colleagues (April 4, p 2029)1 describe the increases in numbers of deaths from NCDs that are projected to occur over the next 15 years, most of which occur in rapidly developing low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). The Taskforce argues that targeted investments in NCD prevention and management could blunt the anticipated increases in the numbers of deaths, reduce poverty, enhance worker productivity, advance many of the Sustainable Development Goals, and thus produce great economic benefits.

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