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To­tal world pop­u­la­tion breath­ing pol­luted air, ac­cord­ing to a World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion re­port re­leased in Septem­ber 2016


The num­ber of sites from where data was col­lected for the re­port

98 %

The pro­por­tion of large city res­i­dents of lowand mid­dle-in­come coun­tries that face ex­ces­sive air pol­lu­tion ac­cord­ing to a May 2016 re­port

1 in 9

The rate of deaths due to ex­po­sure to in­door and out­door pol­lu­tion, ac­cord­ing to WHO

6 mil­lion

Deaths caused per year due to ex­po­sure to out­door and in­door air pol­lu­tion

3 mil­lion

Deaths per year due to ex­po­sure to out­door pol­lu­tion alone

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