Deadly Air

92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits, according to a WHO report released today that estimates air pollution levels across 3,000 human settlements in 103 countries for the years 2008 through 2015.
Contextualizing how these levels affect global health, the report focuses on air quality in cities and mortality rates for people exposed to indoor and outdoor air pollution. Air pollution kills about 3 million people worldwide each year.
With this report, the WHO hopes to help countries track air-quality improvement, evaluate clean-air tactics, and assess the impact cleaning measures have on health, despite gaps in monitoring and reporting for mid- and low-income countries.

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