Supporting the World Health Organisation
Every day, millions of people around the world rely on our solutions to help them stay well or get better. Whether at work, at school, in public spaces or at home, keeping skin, health, lungs and human ecosystems healthy and free of illness-causing germs is important because it allows people to freely engage in our fast-paced worlds.
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World Health Organisation
Air pollution kills an estimated seven million people worldwide every year. WHO data shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. WHO is working with countries to monitor air pollution and improve air quality.
From smog hanging over cities to smoke inside the home, air pollution poses a major threat to health and climate. The combined effects of ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution cause about seven million premature deaths every year, largely as a result of increased mortality from stroke, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and acute respiratory infections.
Household air pollution is one of the leading causes of disease and premature death in the developing world.
Particulate matter is a pollutant of special concern. Many studies have demonstrated a direct relationship between exposure to PM and negative health impacts. Smaller-diameter particles (PM2.5 or smaller) are generally more dangerous and ultrafine particles (one micron in diameter or less) can penetrate tissues and organs, posing an even greater risk of systemic health impacts.
4.6 million people
The World Health Organisation estimates that 4.6 million people die each year from causes directly attributable to air pollution. Many of these mortalities are attributable to indoor air pollution. Worldwide more deaths per year are linked to air pollution than to automobile accidents.
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Taking air pollution seriously
- Air pollution is one of the world’s leading risk factors for death, attributed to 5 million deaths each year.
- Air pollution is attributed to 9% of deaths globally.
- It is also one of the leading risk factors for disease burden.
- Death rates from air pollution are highest in low-to-middle income countries, with more than 100-fold differences in rates across the world.
- Globally, death rates from air pollution have been falling. This has mainly been the result of progress on tackling indoor pollution.