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Expert reaction to new global air quality guidelines

26 days ago   |   By Science Media Centre

The World Health Organization have published new global air quality guidelines.
Prof Frank Kelly, MRC centre for Environment and Health at Imperial College London, said:
“Air pollution is the biggest environmental threat to human health accounting for 7 million premature deaths every year. The new WHO guidelines, the first update since 2005, provide an update on the damage air pollution inflicts on all ages across the life course. Concerted action to meet the updated guidelines will save lives and reduce the burden of disease.
“The fact that many of the guidelines have been tightened since...
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The World Health Organization's new air quality guidelines ‘could save millions of lives'

The World Health Organization's new air quality guidelines ‘could save millions of lives'

26 days ago   |   By Grist

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization, or WHO, published an update to its air quality guidelines - the international rubric that sets non-binding standards for safe levels of air pollution for the world's countries. The update, which is the organization's first since 2005, says that air pollution, alongside climate change, is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health. It sets higher standards for almost every pollutant the organization monitors. Adhering to these new guidelines, the WHO said, “could save millions of lives.”
In the 16 years since the WHO last updated...
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