Over 90% of People on the planet are breathing dangerously polluted air, but the Younger population faces the biggest risk. The head of the WHO calls air pollution the ‘ new tobacco’. Breathing dangerous air is a problem for countries across the world.
Over 90% of People Breathe Polluted Air
Some of the most polluted cities are in India due to vehicles, farmers, burning excess crops and industry emissions. Although China is cutting its air pollution. It has been reported that dirt air kills 1 million people a year and takes a billion of dollars from the economy. However, not only India and China are suffering, most of the other countries are facing the same issue.
Europe dirty air kills around 400,000 people every year. Air pollution has an insidious impact on health. It causes up to one-third of deaths from heart disease, lung cancer, and strokes.
Transport, energy, agriculture, waste and housing sector all are contributing to air pollution. In poorer areas, people are burning wood for fuel is a big problem too.
Air pollution is getting worse in many parts of the World. It is getting a serious issue. Air pollution is one of the leading threats to child health, according to the WHO. It accounts for almost 1 in 10 deaths in children under the age of five.
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