WHO: 90 percent of world’s population breathes dirty air
Nine out of 10 people globally live in places with poor air quality. A recent report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) blames a worldwide air pollution crisis for being a major factor in millions of deaths per year.
Air pollution has become a growing concern in the past few years, with an increasing number of acute air pollution episodes in many cities worldwide. As a result, data on air quality is becoming increasingly available and the science underlying the related health impacts is also evolving rapidly.
HEAL welcomes this report which presents a summary of methods and results of the latest WHO global assessment of ambient air pollution exposure and the resulting burden of disease.
The report is available from here.
The interactive map is available here.
Originally posted on 28 October 2016