Only 1% of the world’s population breathes healthy air!

Only 1% of the world’s population breathes healthy air!

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that almost all of the world’s population breathes air that threatens human health.

In the report, it was emphasized that 99 percent of the world’s population lives below WHO’s quality air standards and in air conditions that threaten human health.

It was shared that the air in all of the countries and cities examined contains fine particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide at a rate harmful to the body, and that these elements are mostly found in the air in middle and low-income countries.


It has been recorded that the rates of PM2.5 and PM10, which measure the amount of harmful particulate matter in the air, have increased more than 6 times in the last 11 years in approximately 2,000 cities. It has been reported that these particulate substances may enter the lungs and blood circulation through inhalation and cause paralysis and respiratory diseases.

In accordance with the WHO Air Quality Directive, countriesIdentifying sources of air pollution by regularly monitoring air quality‘,’promoting the use of environmentally friendly energy for daily needs such as cooking, heating and lighting‘,’improving public transport facilities to reduce personal vehicle use in cities‘,’adopting renewable energy generating housing policies‘,’Strengthening the local waste management industry‘ and ‘reduce agricultural waste incineration‘ recommendations were made.

By sharing the data that preventable environmental problems cause the death of more than 13 million people in the world annually, it was announced to the international community before the 7th April World Health Day. ‘protecting the health of people and the universe’‘ was called.

WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom GhebreyesusStating that the current concerns about air pollution caused by energy consumption reveal the importance of environmentally friendly energy needs, “The urgency of addressing health challenges such as high fossil fuel prices, energy security and climate change underscores the need to move forward with the world becoming less dependent on fossil fuels. made a statement.

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