Tag Archives: Africa

Why it’s time Africa features in global plans to manage air pollution

Two years ago the World Health Organisation (WHO) identified air pollution as the world’s worst environmental health risk. It estimated that more than seven million people die prematurely due to air pollution every year. That is a staggering one in … Continue reading

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‘There is no escape’: Nairobi’s air pollution sparks Africa health warning 

Pollution in the Kenyan capital is ‘beyond imagination’. With Africa’s predicted rise in population – and a constant stream of dirty secondhand cars from Europe and Japan – this urban health crisis could kill 1.5 million within a generation A minibus … Continue reading

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Kenya: 14,000 Die Annually in Kenya Due to Air Pollution 

More than 14,300 Kenyans die every year from health conditions which can be traced back to indoor air pollution, a new United Nations report has revealed. Wood and kerosene, which are behind most of the pollution, are still the dominant … Continue reading

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The global air pollution ‘blindspot’ affecting 1 billion people 

More than 100 of the world’s poorest and most poorly governed countries have no or limited monitoring of the polluted air their citizens are breathing More than 1 billion people live in countries that do not monitor the air they … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘kills 600,000′ in Africa every year 

Every year, 600,00 people die prematurely from indoor air pollution in Africa, a report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has revealed.  According to UNEP, the continent’s reliance on the use of biomass for cooking, lighting and heating means that 90 … Continue reading

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Where is the world’s most polluted city? 

Outdoor air pollution kills 3.3 million people, mostly in cities, every year. That’s more than HIV, malaria and influenza combined – yet the sparse coverage of official data means many cities are not even monitored Every day, hundreds of millions … Continue reading

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We can’t ignore the air pollution crisis in Africa’s fast-growing megacities

Residents of London, Los Angeles and Beijing often complain about air pollution. And they’re right to – their concerns are backed by lots of data. However, not all cities are measured as rigorously. Notably, the air quality in many African … Continue reading

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Clean Air and Healthy Lungs: How to Better Tackle Air Pollution

When you hear about deadly air pollution, your mind is likely to turn to smog filled cityscapes and congested highways. Cities in India and China have become iconic for air pollution challenges and the health impacts they bring. But city-dwellers … Continue reading

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