The World Health Organization (WHO) says air pollution is one of the biggest environmental hazards to human health, with 7 million people dying prematurely each year from the coronavirus worldwide. Far more than the dead Tambayan tv.
7 million people die every year from air pollution
According to the report, the UN agency said that immediate steps are needed to reduce air pollution, while smoking and unhealthy food are increasing the problems.
Strengthening the WHO guidelines on air quality, he warned that violating the guidelines could pose significant health risks, adding that adhering to the guidelines could save millions of lives. The guidelines aim to protect people from the negative effects of air pollution and to legally bind governments to meet these standards.
The UN health agency last released a report on air quality (AQG) in 2005, which had a significant impact on global pollution reduction policies, the WHO said. There is a need to reduce the major elements that cause air pollution in countries or regions but also globally.
The new guidelines are expected to be presented ahead of the COP-26 Global Climate Summit in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12. The biggest environmental threat to human health.
Maria Nira, head of the Climate Change Department, said the WHO was preparing a major report to be presented in Glasgow to focus on mitigating climate change through air pollution, which is having a devastating effect on health. “You can imagine how many lives we can save,” he told reporters.
Metro Manila’s air pollution has unfortunately become accustomed to Filipinos. Therefore, it came as a surprise to many people when air quality improved during the COVID-19 lockdown in March, and the majestic Sierra Madre range could be seen from the center of the city.
In an effort to curb the spread of the virus, the government suspended public transportation and non-essential businesses just a week after the city enjoyed clear skies, stunning sunsets, and the Sierra Madre in the background. The Philippine government helped to reduce air pollution in Metro Manila inadvertently by following the example of other nations fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.