Only 1 in 10 people breathe safe air

the fortunate one

Air pollution affects nearly all of us. Only 1 in 10 people breathe safe air according to WHO guidelines. Understanding the scope and impact of air pollution is the first step in keeping our air safe.

New WHO data combines satellite with ground station monitoring to offer a global snapshot of air pollution exposures, close-ups of data for 3000 cities and the latest estimates of deaths and disease from air pollution by country.

With global campaign aimed to mobilize cities and individuals to protect our health and our planet from the effects of air pollution, cities are seeing progress by supporting solutions that reduce air pollutants, including short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), cities around the world have achieved dramatic progress in just a few years.

Read more about the climate and health impacts of air pollution, the invisible issue and the concerted community efforts to make a change sponsored by none other than WHO.


Browse and track world ambient air quality with real-time…

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