Some Distressing Facts About Air Pollution
The theme of World Environment Day 2019 being hosted by Chain is 'Air Pollution". Air pollution is the biggest environmental health risk of our time. Airborne pollutants are responsible for about one third of deaths from stroke, chronic respiratory disease, and lung cancer, as well as one quarter of deaths from heart attack. Air pollution is also fundamentally altering our climate, with profound impacts on the health of the planet. India hosted the last year’s World Environment Day emphasizing on prevention of ‘Plastic Pollution’.
-92 percent of people worldwide do not breathe clean air.
-Air pollution costs the global economy $5 trillion every year in welfare costs
-Ground-level ozone pollution is expected to reduce staple crop yields by 26 percent by 2030.
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