The World Health Organization strengthened its air quality guidelines on Wednesday, saying air pollution was now one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, causing seven million premature deaths a year.
Air pollution could cloud your vision in later life, according to a large study that found a link between fine particle air pollution and macular degeneration, an age-related eye disease that can lead to irreversible blindness.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies, September 7, 2020, said air pollution causes an estimated seven million premature deaths every year.
Schools in the city of Tehran and the eastern part of Tehran Province will be closed for the next two days over rising levels of air pollution, Iranian authorities announced on Friday, following similar measures last week.
Schools in two cities in the Indonesian part of Borneo island will be closed for a week after smoke from forest fires caused air quality to hit "dangerous" levels, a local government official said on Sunday.
Disease-causing air pollution remains high in pockets of America — particularly those where many low-income and African-American people live, a disparity highlighted in research presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in New York.