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WHO Releases New Global Air Quality Guidelines

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For the first time since 2005, the World Health Organizati­on (WHO) has updated their global air quality guidelines. According to WHO, over the past 16 years there has been a notable increase in evidence showing how air pollution affects various aspects of human health. WHO also estimates that exposure to air pollution causes 7 million premature deaths each year, and that also results in the loss of millions more healthy years of life. According to WHO’S new guidelines, particulat­e matter should be cut in half, annually, as compared to its 2005 figure, and nitrogen dioxide should be reduced by 75 percent. WHO also provides recommenda­tions for ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide reductions.

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