WEF 2022: From Lagos to DC, these activists are fighting air pollution

99% of people worldwide breathe air above the safe limits suggested by the World Health Organization

Photo: World Economic Forum

Photo: World Economic Forum

BS Web Team
Climate change affects human health in a myriad of ways, but perhaps one of the most immediately harmful is by degrading the air we breathe.

World Health Organization (WHO) data shows that 99% of the global population breathes air that exceeds guideline limits and contains high levels of pollutants.

A 2020 survey found at least two-thirds of citizens in Bulgaria, India, Nigeria, Poland and the United Kingdom support stricter regulations to tackle air pollution. In India and Nigeria, more than 90% of those surveyed wanted to see air quality improved in their area.

First Published: May 20 2022 | 3:17 PM IST

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