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WHO DG: Polluted Air Kills 600, 000 Children Globally

WHO DG: Polluted Air Kills 600, 000 Children Globally

The report details 25 policy and technological measures that will deliver benefits across sectors. Resulting reductions in ground-level ozone would reduce crop losses by 45% for maize, rice, soy and wheat combined. 9 out of 10 people breathe air that has been polluted by traffic emissions, industry, agriculture and waste incineration" "The most tragic thing about these 7 million deaths is that they are so preventable. He also said a high level of pollution was witnessed in Gurugram and Faridabad districts.

The last direction, it said, was being issued "in view of the more or less critical situation in NCR, particularly in Delhi with regard to air pollution". "But there are numerous tried and tested solutions that we can put in place now to solve this problem", UN Environment head Erik Solheim said.

The court was also presented with a note prepared by the Chairman of the Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA), containing photographs showing the "terrible state of affairs with regard to pollution" in various parts of Delhi. These are the most unsafe for health.

The second is next-stage air-quality measures for reducing emissions that lead to the formation of PM2.5.

Air pollution is "the new smoke", the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Antan Gebrreyes stresses in the organization's isotope from today to Thursday in Geneva the first World Conference on "Air Pollution and health".

The report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed that 600,000 children under the age of 15 died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air in 2016. The report stated, "Children are uniquely vulnerable and susceptible to air pollution, especially during fetal development and in their earliest years".

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The American Public Health Association (15) and WHO (16) have proposed approaches for using the precautionary principle to protect children from environmental risks such as air pollution. World Health Organization is also asking parents to mobilize and put pressure on their governments to clean up the environment. To foster such cooperation, regional frameworks play a significant role.

According to SAFAR, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the capital improved from 401 (severe) on Tuesday evening to 366 around Wednesday noon, which falls in the very poor category. And together we have the opportunity this week to take practical steps to ensure that our children and our grandchildren breathe cleaner air. Numerous measures outlined in this report reduce short-lived climate pollutants like methane, black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons and ground-level ozone.

The report also quoted an Indian study carried out in Tamil Nadu on impact of air pollution exposure on birth weight.

Two-thirds of these deaths occur in the Asia-Pacific region.

I'm optimistic because we have everything we need to take action.

However, the rice belt districts of Karnal, Kurukshetra and Kaithal, known as breeding grounds of stubble burning, did not see deterioration in air quality, said S Narayanan, member secretary of Haryana Pollution Control Board.

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