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The decline of bees (pollinators) and possible impact on global health

By Thomas Bauer Moderator | 07 Apr, 2016

In a study published in Lancet found that the decline in pollinators could result in:

• People in low-income countries could become newly deficient in vitamin A

• A decline in pollinator services could reduce global fruit supplies, vegetables, nuts and seeds

As a result of these dietary changes, global deaths could increase yearly from non-communicable and malnutrition and disability adjusted life-years (DALYs) would be adversely impacted

A 50% loss of pollination services would be associated with 700 000 additional annual deaths and 13·2 million DALYs

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