Most people exposed to air pollution

Our world is a pretty dirty place for most of us and it hurts health of many people. A new World Health Organization (WHO) air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits. 92% of the world’s population exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution article from Science Daily tells that some 3 million deaths a year are linked to exposure to outdoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution can be just as deadly. In 2012, an estimated 6.5 million deaths (11.6% of all global deaths) were associated with indoor and outdoor air pollution together.

The new WHO model shows countries where the air pollution danger spots are: This WHO heat map shows the highest (red) and lowest (green) levels of air pollution worldwide.

WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed “WHO’s Ambient Air quality guidelines”.

I am pretty happy that I still live in the green zone…

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