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10 facts to know about global air pollution
Nobody is safe from air pollution, the United Nations warned on World Environment Day, with nine out of 10 people on the planet now breathing polluted air.
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December 19, 2016
1: Air pollution kills 800 people every hour or 13 every minute, accounting for more than three times...
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People make their way through heavy smog on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Shengfang...
1: Air pollution kills 800 people every hour or 13 every minute, accounting for more than three times the amount of people who die from malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS combined each year.


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November 08, 2017
3: The five main sources of air pollution are indoor burning of fossil fuels, wood and other biomass...
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Vehicles drive through heavy smog in Delhi
3: The five main sources of air pollution are indoor burning of fossil fuels, wood and other biomass to cook, heat and light homes; industry, including power generation such as coal-fired plants and diesel generators; transport, especially vehicles with diesel engines; agriculture, including livestock, which produces methane and ammonia, rice paddies, which produce methane, and the burning of agricultural waste; and open waste burning and organic waste in landfills.


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January 30, 2019
5. 93% of children worldwide live in areas where air pollution exceeds WHO guidelines, with 600,000 children...
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Students wear masks as they wait to be picked up during air pollution school closures in Bangkok
5. 93% of children worldwide live in areas where air pollution exceeds WHO guidelines, with 600,000 children under 15 dying from respiratory tract infections in 2016.

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February 07, 2017
7. 97% of cities in low- and middle-income countries with more than 100,000 inhabitants do not meet the...
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The Wider Image: Mongolia's toxic smog
7. 97% of cities in low- and middle-income countries with more than 100,000 inhabitants do not meet the WHO minimum air quality levels, and in high-income countries, 29% of cities fall short of guidelines. REUTERS/B. Rentsendorj
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July 11, 2013
8: About 25% of urban ambient air pollution from fine particulate matter is contributed by traffic, 20%...
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Lines of cars are pictured during a rush hour traffic jam on Guomao Bridge in Beijing
8: About 25% of urban ambient air pollution from fine particulate matter is contributed by traffic, 20% by domestic fuel burning and 15% by industrial activities including electricity generation. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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November 08, 2018
10: In the 15 countries that emit the most planet-warming gases, the cost of air pollution for public...
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A man with his face covered walks in front of the India Gate amidst smog in the early morning in New...
10: In the 15 countries that emit the most planet-warming gases, the cost of air pollution for public health is estimated at more than 4% of GDP. In comparison, keeping warming to the Paris Agreement temperature limits would require investing about 1% of global GDP.

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