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WHO: 99% of World Population Breathing Unhealthy Air

The World Health Organization (WHO) in a recent report said that the 99% of the world population breathes air over the pollution standards of the WHO.

“A record number of over 6,000 cities in 117 countries are now monitoring air quality, but the people living in them are still breathing unhealthy levels of fine particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, with people in low and middle-income countries suffering the highest exposures, the report reads.

WHO Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health.

Dr Maria Neira, WHO Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, said that after surviving a pandemic, it is unacceptable to still have 7 million preventable deaths and countless preventable lost years of good health due to air pollution.

“That’s what we’re saying when we look at the mountain of air pollution data, evidence, and solutions available. Yet too many investments are still being sunk into a polluted environment rather than in clean, healthy air,” she said.

The doctors believe that the hazardous weather causes serious health issues for the people including pneumonia and cancer.

“Air pollution is one of the main reason for causing diseases such as pneumonia, heart diseases and cancer,” said Dr. Ahmad Shakib Zaheer.

Afghanistan’s capital Kabul is also one of the cities where the level of pollutuon remains an unsolved challenge.

“The National Environment Protection Agency is working in cooperation with the Kabul Department of Environment Protection to recognize the areas which affect the air and find a solution for them; like the installation of air-filters and creating more green areas,” said Omar Mukhtar Orikzai, a spokesman for the Kabul Department of the Environment Protection Agency.

April 7 is World Health Day which will be celebrated this year under the title of Our planet, our health.  

WHO: 99% of World Population Breathing Unhealthy Air

April 7 is World Health Day which will be celebrated this year under the title of Our planet, our health.  

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The World Health Organization (WHO) in a recent report said that the 99% of the world population breathes air over the pollution standards of the WHO.

“A record number of over 6,000 cities in 117 countries are now monitoring air quality, but the people living in them are still breathing unhealthy levels of fine particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, with people in low and middle-income countries suffering the highest exposures, the report reads.

WHO Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health.

Dr Maria Neira, WHO Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, said that after surviving a pandemic, it is unacceptable to still have 7 million preventable deaths and countless preventable lost years of good health due to air pollution.

“That’s what we’re saying when we look at the mountain of air pollution data, evidence, and solutions available. Yet too many investments are still being sunk into a polluted environment rather than in clean, healthy air,” she said.

The doctors believe that the hazardous weather causes serious health issues for the people including pneumonia and cancer.

“Air pollution is one of the main reason for causing diseases such as pneumonia, heart diseases and cancer,” said Dr. Ahmad Shakib Zaheer.

Afghanistan’s capital Kabul is also one of the cities where the level of pollutuon remains an unsolved challenge.

“The National Environment Protection Agency is working in cooperation with the Kabul Department of Environment Protection to recognize the areas which affect the air and find a solution for them; like the installation of air-filters and creating more green areas,” said Omar Mukhtar Orikzai, a spokesman for the Kabul Department of the Environment Protection Agency.

April 7 is World Health Day which will be celebrated this year under the title of Our planet, our health.  

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