Air Pollution: The World's Biggest Environmental Health Risk

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

The Causes

"Excessive air pollution is often a by-product of unsustainable policies in sectors such as transport, energy, waste management and industry," said Dr. Carlos Dora, WHO coordinator for public health, environmental and social determinants of health.

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