92% of world population breaths poor quality air: WHO

9 out of 10 people are living in places of poor hygienic conditions and air quality. As per World Health Organisation‘s (WHO) latest survey 92% of world population breath poor quality air.

WHO blamed this poor air quality for the 6 million deaths in a year.

The health agency said that 92% of people live in areas of high air pollution. The new data published in the report from the UN’s global health body “is enough to make all of us extremely concerned,” Maria Neira, the head of the WHO’s department of public health and environment, said in a press meet.

The WHO experts said that the air pollution in urban areas is acute, but air in the rural area is worse than that in urban area. “Air pollution continues to take a toll on the health of the most vulnerable populations – women, children and the older adults,” said Flavia Bustreo, assistant director-general at WHO.

“Fast action to tackle air pollution can’t come soon enough,” Ms. Maria said urging the government to lower the number of vehicles on the road,improve waste management and promote cleaning of cooking fuels.


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