Tag Archives: World Heath Organization (WHO)

Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite lockdowns

– Air pollution is the largest environmental risk to human health globally. – Tens of thousands of people died from related deaths last year, despite an economic slow down caused by coronavirus. – In the five most-populated cities air pollution … Continue reading

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Air pollution in biggest cities four times above safe levels

An investigation by OpenAQ has found that the average level of air pollution in the world’s largest cities is nearly four times higher than the maximum levels recommended by the WHO. According to estimates, 90 per cent of the world … Continue reading

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Europe’s air quality can still be deadly despite progress, EEA says

Many European citizens are exposed to harmful and sometimes illegal levels of pollution despite progress to improve air quality in recent years, the European Environment Agency said in a report on Monday. Air pollution poses the biggest environmental health risk … Continue reading

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India and Pakistan dominate WHO’s air pollution database

The region contains 16 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities. Historical data sheds light on why At this time of year, agricultural burning adds to the air pollution problems across northern India and Pakistan. The region contains 16 of … Continue reading

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European Commission notified of illegal levels of air pollution in Ireland for first time since 2009

For the first time in over a decade, illegal levels of air pollution have been detected in Ireland. The St. John’s Road West monitoring station near Heuston Station, Dublin recorded nitrogen dioxide levels above the European air quality limit due … Continue reading

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Drivers who keep their windows down are exposed to 80 percent more air pollution

Car users from the world’s least affluent cities are exposed to a disproportionate amount of in-car air pollution because they rely heavily on opening their windows for ventilation, finds a first of its kind study from the University of Surrey. … Continue reading

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21 of the world’s 30 cities with the worst air pollution are in India

India has once again topped an annual list of cities with the worst air quality in the world, according to a new report, while Chinese cities have continued to show improvements from the previous year. Twenty-one of the world’s 30 … Continue reading

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More evidence links ozone pollution to premature death

People who live in cities where the air is polluted by factories and traffic fumes may not live as long as they would have with cleaner air, a recent study suggests. Researchers focused on ozone, an unstable form of oxygen … Continue reading

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