Category Archives: Africa

WHO says air pollution kills 600,000 children every year

Air pollution kills an estimated 600,000 children every year and causing symptoms ranging from loss of intelligence to obesity and ear infections but there is a limited amount parents can do, a World Health Organization report said on Monday. Parents … Continue reading

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World’s deadliest air pollution spot is in South Africa

One of the world’s most air-polluted regions is a province of green rolling hills and wild flowers in eastern South Africa. Mpumalanga has the largest single area infected by the deadly air pollutant nitrogen dioxide, according to an analysis of satellite … Continue reading

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‘Air pollution killing more Ghanaians than AIDS, malaria combined’

Mr Muntaka Chasant, a social entrepreneur concerned with the health effects of air pollution in developing cities, has cautioned that air pollution now kills more people in Ghana than malaria and AIDS combined. He, therefore, called for urgent measures to … Continue reading

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WHO States Cairo Second Most Polluted City in World

Cairo has been ranked as the second most polluted large city in the world, according to a report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), which studied air pollution globally from 2011 until 2015. In 2017, the United Nations Environment … Continue reading

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90 percent of world’s population breathes badly polluted air: WHO

Nine out of every 10 people on the planet breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants and kills seven million people each year, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) study. Nine out of every 10 people on … Continue reading

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Could city dwellers be breathing themselves to an early grave?

  New research shows that 90 minutes of open and constant exposure of oneself to the air in Kampala city could result in health complications some of which are chronic Air pollution in Uganda has now become so bad that … Continue reading

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Air pollution may kill more Africans than HIV/AIDS

AIDS and malaria epidemics receive much attention from international health organizations, but a sneakier killer is on the loose in Africa. Air pollution may now be the continent’s number one killer, according to a forthcoming study. Susanne Bauer, an Earth … Continue reading

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Satellite images show extent of air pollution worldwide

Images taken by a new European satellite show the levels and distribution of air pollutants around the world, including ash spewing from a volcano in Indonesia. The European Space Agency released images Friday made by its Sentinel-5P satellite that show … Continue reading

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