WHO announced that almost all of the world’s population is breathing unhealthy air

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WHO announced that almost all of the world’s population is breathing unhealthy air

In the report published before the World Health Day on April 7, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that almost all of the world’s population breathes air that threatens human health.

HARMFUL SUBSTANCE RATE INCREASED 6 TIMES IN THE LAST 11 YEARS

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, countries are asked to “identify sources of air pollution by regularly monitoring air quality”, “promote the use of environmentally friendly energy for daily needs such as cooking, heating and lighting”, “develop public transport facilities to reduce the use of personal vehicles in cities”. recommendations were made to “adopt renewable energy generating housing policies”, “strengthen the local waste management industry” and “reduce agricultural waste incineration”.

WHO CALLS

By sharing the data that preventable environmental problems cause the death of more than 13 million people in the world annually, a call was made to the international community to “protect the health of people and the universe” before 7 April World Health Day.
WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that the current concerns about air pollution caused by energy consumption reveal the importance of the need for environmentally friendly energy. underlines.” made a statement.

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