Did you know – every year 7 million people die because of air pollution?

A report from WHO (World Health Organisation) states that air pollution is responsible for 7 million deaths around the world every year.

Pollution has become the greatest environmental health risk contributing to one of every eight deaths. Outdoor pollution contributes to 3,7 million deaths (80 % being related to strokes and heart diseases). Continue reading “Did you know – every year 7 million people die because of air pollution?”

Air quality is a global problem needing local solutions

Over 2.1 billion people worldwide, or 53% of the world population, live in one of the 1022 urban areas around the world that have more than half a million inhabitants.

All this concentrated economic activity generates a burden on our environment, which is something that our global communities are trying to address, as seen in hard-won agreements such as the Copenhagen Accord in 2009 and the Paris climate agreement in 2016. But we as peoples need to become more involved ourselves. Continue reading “Air quality is a global problem needing local solutions”