World Health Organization Air quality release: UK focus

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by Alex Addyman

The World Health Organization (WHO) has today released air quality data for 1600 world cities across 91 countries. In the press release accompanying the data release WHO explained that:

  • Only 12% of the people in cities covered live within WHO’s recommended air quality guideline levels.
  • About half of the urban population being monitored is exposed to air pollution that is at least 2.5 times higher than the levels WHO recommends – putting those people at additional risk of serious, long-term health problems.
  • In most cities where there is enough data to compare the situation today with previous years, air pollution is getting worse.

What can be done?

WHO suggests that to improve air quality policy measures must be taken. These include banning the use of coal for space heating in buildings, using renewable or ‘clean’ sources for electricity production and improving the efficiency of motor vehicle engines.


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The Dangerous Eight Indoor AIR Pollution Triggers

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Breast Cancer Air Pollution Tips By Anthony Carvalho – Executive Director Healthy Living Group Corp.

Bacteria, Carbon Monoxide, Dead Skin, Mold, Pollen, Radon, Viruses and VOC’s.
All of the above contributes to Allergies, Asthma, Lung Cancer, Lung Disease, Respiratory Tract Infections and a host of Other Ailments.

Most of us are unaware that the air indoors can be 4 to 5 times more polluted than the air outdoors and in some cases 100 times more polluted. We spend about 95% of our day indoors. When you look at how some of us try to improve our overall health by eating healthy and exercising routinely we ignore our most important source of energy; The Air we Breathe. Air is responsible for over 50% of your energy, more than food and water combined.

I will go over each pollution trigger and solution each week’s blog.

Week 1-Bacteria-It’s all around us. Some bacteria are beneficial yet others…

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