The World Health Organization, or the WHO, used comprehensive research to create a new pollution map showing the harmful effects of polluted air people breath in around the globe. The results are somewhat shocking, as this new study claims over nine-tenths of the people on Earth breath in low-quality air. The worst concentrations are in the Western Pacific and Southern Asia, where air pollutants are often five times too tense for proper health.
- Almost everyone on Earth now breathes polluted air, according to an air quality map released Tuesday by the World Health Organization.
- The interactive map, based on global air pollution data, confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where outdoor air quality fails to meet WHO guidelines.
- Just how deadly is air pollution? About 3 million deaths each year can be linked to exposure to outdoor air pollution, according to the WHO.
“Almost everyone on Earth now breathes polluted air, according to an air quality map released Tuesday by the World Health Organization.”