Publication: The Cost of Air Pollution in Lagos
Chang, Jiyoun Christina
Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital is one of the world’s fastest growing megacities, but many are breathing polluted air. This report estimates that in 2018, air pollution caused more than 11,200 premature deaths in Lagos. Children under five are the most affected accounting for about sixty percent of the deaths. The health cost of air pollution was estimated at 2.1 billion US dollars, corresponding to about 2.1 percent of Lagos state’s gross domestic product (GDP).
“Croitoru, Lelia; Chang, Jiyoun Christina; Kelly, Andrew. 2020. The Cost of Air Pollution in Lagos; The Cost of Air Pollution in Lagos. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/33038 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”