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“Only 8 percent of the world’s population lives in clean air’

“Only 8 percent of the world’s population lives in clean air’

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At least 92 percent of the world’s population lives in areas where the air quality is poor. Almost 90 percent of the deaths comes from low and mic.

This is evident from a Tuesday-released report of the Wereldgezondsheidsorganisatie (WHO).

The organization brought an air quality modelling system, based on data derived from satellite measurements, air transport, and monitor with more than three thousand locations.

94 percent of the victims die from heart disease, lung cancer and other pulmonary diseases. Children and the elderly are most at risk.

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WHO has boundaries that are set for, among others, black carbon, nitrates and sulfate. These substances come in inefficient transportation methods, coal-fired power plants, industrial activities and domestic fuel, and waste disposal.

“Air pollution is of great influence on the health of the most vulnerable populations – women, children and older adults,” says a spokesman for WHO. “People need clean air to breathe to be healthy.”

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