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These areas have the worst air pollution in South Africa

While the main culprits may not surprise you, the bronze prize for pollution goes to a newcomer. The two regions in South Africa with the worst air pollution are repeat offenders and will not cause much surprise, but the area … Continue reading

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Midrand’s ‘airpocalypse’ a reality with toxic air

On an air pollution scale, anything between zero and 20 is safe to breathe. At 300 things are labelled ‘airpocalypse’. In Midrand, Gauteng, pollution levels regularly hit 1 000. Sipho Kings used data, a bicycle and a helicopter to see … 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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South Africa’s air pollution hotspots

According to statistics urban air pollution is linked to up to 2 million premature deaths world-wide each year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) air pollution database collected data on the outdoor (or ambient) air quality of 1600 cities from 91 … Continue reading

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