Proper environmental management is the key to avoiding a quarter of all preventable illnesses that are directly caused by environmental factors. Each year, 13 million deaths are due to preventable environmental causes. Preventing environmental risk can save as many as 4 million lives a year, predominantly in developing countries, among children aged less than 15 years.

Based on this passage, the author would agree:

Many illnesses are preventable if we address environmental risks.

Explanation

The author is quite specific in pointing out that environmental factors are leading to unwarranted deaths and that by managing these factors we can make a difference. The other options are false statements.

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