He also noted success stories of "drastically reducing air pollution" from across the world including China, which is hosting this year's World Environment Day celebrations, the theme for which is air pollution.
According to the World Health Organisation, around seven million people die each year from exposure to polluted air, with 91% of the world's population living in places where air quality exceeds WHO guideline limits.
Three in 10 of the respondents said they are investing in air-tracking or purifying devices, with 28 per cent people being unaware of this option being a potential method to reduce pollution. AAP is more specific, pledging to reduce air pollution by eliminating crop residue burning. "According to the World Bank, air pollution costs societies more than 5 trillion dollars every year".
By making use of an animal model, a team of scientists from Texas A&M University have ascertained that air pollution can result in congenital disabilities and fatalities during pregnancy.
Many people worldwide have gotten involved in promoting WorldEnvironment Day on social media. In 2016 in the WHO European Region, more than 550 000 deaths were attributable to the joint effects of household and ambient (or outdoor) air pollution. India has committed to increasing its supply electricity from non-fossil fuel sources to 40% and to reduce its emissions intensity by 35% below 2005 levels.
Ozone (at the ground level) causes asthma, bronchial symptoms, lung inflammation, reduced lung function and affects foetal brain growth in pregnant women.
Evidence is also emerging of other effects of air pollution, such as diabetes, neurodevelopment issues in children and neurodegenerative conditions in adults.
"It is in such initiatives, created to improve air quality and fight climate change, that hope lies". A year ago it was Beat Plastic Pollution, and its impact was felt everywhere as celebrities from all over the world joined in the fight against plastic pollution.
"Today, we face an equally urgent crisis". Encourage the use of bicycles when safe and take initiatives to vehicle pool with friends, colleagues and family.
A report on China air quality improvement published on Wednesday's event also marked the progress China has made in its battle against bad air. So, in addition to the efforts taken up by our country and worldwide to curb air pollution, we, the responsible citizens of our country must do our best to curb air pollution in the best way we can and lay the foundation for better air quality for our future generations.
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