Global Air Quality Crisis: Only Seven Nations Meet WHO Standards

Only seven countries globally are meeting an international air quality standard, with deadly air pollution worsening in places due to a rebound in economic activity and the toxic impact of wildfire smoke, a new report has found.

According to the report by IQAir, a Swiss air quality organization that draws data from more than 30,000 monitoring stations around the world, the vast majority of countries are failing to meet this standard for PM2.5, a type of microscopic speck of soot less than the width of a human hair that when inhaled can cause a myriad of health problems and deaths, risking severe implications for people. Read More

News Credit: The Guardian

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