WHO Declares That Over 90% of World Is Breathing Bad Air
The World Health Organization came up with a report that strongly declares that nine out of 10 people are globally breathing poor quality air. It has asked the responsible departments to take the call for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year.
This new report from the UN’s global health body is enough to make all of us extremely concerned. The report has also informed that this problem is not as severe in cities as it is in rural areas. Air in rural areas is worse than many think according to the WHO experts.
Also the under developed countries have much dirtier air than the developed world, according to the report. However, the pollution affects practically all countries in the world and all parts of society. It is a public health emergency.
Some experts have urged the government to cut the number of vehicles on the road, improve waste management and promote clean cooking fuel in order to overcome the scenario.
This report was based on data collected from more than 3,000 sites across the globe. It found that 92 percent of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits.
The data focuses on dangerous particulate matter with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres, or PM2.5.