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World Health Organization Releases Annual
Report on State of Global Air Pollution
9 May 2014
Ambient (Outdoor) Air Pollution in Cities
Database 2014
The database contains results of
ambient (outdoor) air pollution
monitoring from almost 1600 cities in
91 countries. Air q...
WHO GLOBAL AIR POLLUTION REPORT
A Few Example from the Report of Cities
Experiencing Severe Environmental Disasters
THE NUMBER OF CITIES
EXPERIENCING AIR, WATER,
AND SOIL POLUTION IS
INCREASING
NEW DEHLI: RATED MOST POLLUTED
CITY IN THE WORLD in 2014
NEW DEHLI
MUMBAI: WORLD’S MOST
CROWDED CITY
LANZHOU: MOST POLLUTED
CITY IN CHINA
BEIJING
PERNIK, BULGARIA: EUROPE’S
MOST POLLUTED CITY
LONDON
CAIRO
LAGOS, NIGERIA
LIMA, PERU
LOS ANGELES
NEW YORK CITY
MEXICO CITY
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Yet Another Warning From the World Health Organization on Air Pollution

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The W.H.O. report, which examined pollution levels in nearly 1,600 cities in 91 countries for the years 2008 to 2013, found that the annual mean for PM 2.5 concentrations in Delhi was 153 micrograms per cubic meter. Delhi’s reading was almost three times that of Beijing, whose annual mean in the report was 59. Air pollution killed about seven million people globally in 2012, making it the world’s biggest environmental health risk. About 80 percent of those deaths came from heart attacks and strokes, although air pollution also increases lung cancer deaths. Presentation courtesy of Dr. Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction

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Yet Another Warning From the World Health Organization on Air Pollution

  1. 1. World Health Organization Releases Annual Report on State of Global Air Pollution 9 May 2014
  2. 2. Ambient (Outdoor) Air Pollution in Cities Database 2014
  3. 3. The database contains results of ambient (outdoor) air pollution monitoring from almost 1600 cities in 91 countries. Air quality is represented by annual mean concentration of fine particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5, i.e. particles smaller than 10 or 2.5 microns). Ambient (Outdoor) Air Pollution in Cities Database 2014 World Health Organization
  4. 4. WHO GLOBAL AIR POLLUTION REPORT A Few Example from the Report of Cities Experiencing Severe Environmental Disasters
  5. 5. THE NUMBER OF CITIES EXPERIENCING AIR, WATER, AND SOIL POLUTION IS INCREASING
  6. 6. NEW DEHLI: RATED MOST POLLUTED CITY IN THE WORLD in 2014
  7. 7. NEW DEHLI
  8. 8. MUMBAI: WORLD’S MOST CROWDED CITY
  9. 9. LANZHOU: MOST POLLUTED CITY IN CHINA
  10. 10. BEIJING
  11. 11. PERNIK, BULGARIA: EUROPE’S MOST POLLUTED CITY
  12. 12. LONDON
  13. 13. CAIRO
  14. 14. LAGOS, NIGERIA
  15. 15. LIMA, PERU
  16. 16. LOS ANGELES
  17. 17. NEW YORK CITY
  18. 18. MEXICO CITY

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