Air pollution is one of the world’s most critical issues. We need to work together as a community to overcome it and the only way to do that first is to get educated on the issue itself more.
6 INTRIGUING FACTS ABOUT AIR-POLLUTION.
THE WORLD IS BREATHING POLLUTED AIR
91% of the world’s population breathes polluted air. There is a lot of deforestation and excessive burning of fossil fuels to blame for this.
AIR POLLUTION CAN KILL PEOPLE
Do you know that 1 in 10 people die from air pollution-related diseases? An estimated 5 million people die globally due to diseases such as lung cancer and respiratory disease.
AIR POLLUTION IS SCARIER THAN SMOKING
Air pollution has a greater effect on life expectancy than smoking. A person's life expectancy can be reduced by 2-5 years due to poor air quality.
AIR POLLUTION IS HURTING THE WORLD'S ECONOMY
Air pollution has a $3 trillion cost which is equal to 3.3 % of the world's GDP.
IT'S A VICIOUS CYCLE
Climate change increases the risk of wildfires and therefore air pollution. Wildfires and other extreme climates have become more common due to climate change. CO2 emissions and smog released by wildfires significantly contribute to air pollution.
IT HAS A DIRECT RELATION WITH COVID
Recent research carried out by Harvard University claims that air pollution and the spread of COVID-19 have a positive correlation.