Polluted air affects 92% of global population, says WHO

Polluted air affects 92% of global population, says WHO
 

Nine out of 10 people on the planet breathe polluted air, even outdoors, the World Health Organisation said.
Some 92% of the population live in places where air pollution exceeds WHO limits, which can contribute to lung cancer, heart disease, and strokes.
The south-east Asia and western Pacific regions account for nearly two out of every three such deaths, it said, with poorer countries "getting worse".
Around three million deaths every year are linked to outdoor air pollution.
When "indoor" air pollution - which includes pollutants like wood smoke and cooking fires - is... read more

 
27 September 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: BBC
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