The World Health Organized (WHO) has raised awareness and warned against Air Pollution, saying that Air Pollution is even more dangerous than they thought previously.
WHO disclosed that premature deaths each year from diseases linked to air pollution are estimated to be seven million. They furthered by saying that the low and middle-income nations suffer the most, because of their dependence on fossil fuels for the development of the economy.
WHO asserted that air pollution is as dangerous as smoking and unhealthy eating.
They revealed further that pollution comes from various sources like car tyres wearing on the road, vehicle exhausts, gas central heating, paints and many more.
New guidelines were released by the World Health Organization which is meant to cut the recommended maximum for exposure to tiny particles called PM2.5s by half.
The WHO said:
“Almost 80% of deaths related to PM2.5 could be avoided in the world if the current air pollution levels were reduced to those proposed in the updated guideline,”
“Improving air quality can enhance climate change mitigation efforts while reducing emissions will, in turn, improve air quality,” the WHO says.