Air Pollution: The World's Biggest Environmental Health Risk

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  • Regions Hit the Hardest
  • Damaging Our Health
  • The Most Vulnerable
  • Disproportionate Effects
  • Unequal Exposure
  • City Air
  • A Call to Action
  • The Causes
  • A Threat to Children
  • Strategies and Solutions
  • Next Steps
  • What's in the Air?
  • International Crisis

The Most Vulnerable

"Poor women and children pay a heavy price from indoor air pollution since they spend more time at home breathing in smoke and soot from leaky coal and wood cook stoves," said Dr Flavia Bustreo, WHO assistant director-general family, women and children's health.

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