This year, the theme is "Air Pollution".
First of all, what is air pollution?
Everyone needs to breathe clean air.
How does air pollution actually impact health?
- Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) June 5, 2019Air pollution kills 7 million people every year, hurts child development, damages economies and contributes to the global climate emergency. In India, for example, ambient and household air pollution was attributed to some 1.2 million deaths in 2017, according to a study in The Lancet.More news: Binnington, Blues beat Bruins 2-1, lead Stanley Cup 3-2
Ozone (at the ground level) causes asthma, bronchial symptoms, lung inflammation, reduced lung function and affects foetal brain growth in pregnant women. In adults, ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the most common causes of premature death attributable to outdoor air pollution.
After Greta Thunberg started boycotting school in favour of standing outside the Swedish Parliament to hand out flyers, reminding politicians that they pledged to reduce carbon emissions as per the Paris Climate Accord, thousands of students around the world participated in "Fridays for the Future", culminating in a global strike on March 15th, 2019.
We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us.
Since the mid-1980s, World Health Organization through the Regional Office for Europe has coordinated the development of a series of air quality guidelines.
Industries can put in place technologies that will reduce the release of air pollutants from their operations. It can now help spur the world to greater action. They also provide recommendations on developing public health policy and tools. Top up the air in the tyres frequently as per the recommended pressure to improve fuel efficiency and to prevent tyre wear. Since then, the evidence base for adverse health effects related to short- and long-term exposure to these pollutants has become much larger and broader.More news: Australian press say police raids of news offices have ‘dangerous implications’
Nairobi residents exposed to pollution.
Nearly everybody is exposed to air pollution.
Three in 10 of the respondents said they are investing in air-tracking or purifying devices, with 28 per cent people being unaware of this option being a potential method to reduce pollution. This is because the expanding urban populations there are creating increased emissions from the transport, industry and waste industries.
Let us make each day of the year an opportunity to practise green lifestyles and behaviour.
The study was also commissioned by the Clean Air Day campaign who asked the National Air Quality Testing Services (NAQTS) to conduct four experiments with four families in different United Kingdom locations in April and May 2019.More news: Company Offers $1,000 To Switch Back To Flip Phones For 1 Week
China used to face a severe air problem.