Air Pollution & PM2.5

  • “More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day!”
  • Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world.
  • WHO data shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants.
  • Updated estimations reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million people every year caused by ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution.

                                                                                                           Report from WHO 2018

  • Billions of people still breathe unhealthy air: new WHO data
  • Almost the entire global population (99%) breathes air that exceeds WHO air quality limits, and threatens their health. A record number of over 6000 cities in 117 countries are now monitoring air quality, but the people living in them are still breathing unhealthy levels of fine particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, with people in low and middle-income countries suffering the highest exposures. 

                                                                                                           Report from WHO 2022

  • WHO: Air pollutants measured include PM2.5 and PM10 (particles with an aerodynamic diameter of equal or less than 2.5, also called fine, and 10 micrometre respectively), ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO) and sulfur dioxide (SO2).

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