There are 1.5 million deaths related to air pollution each year in South and Southeast Asia. But a new study shows many people misunderstand its major sources.
South and Southeast Asia account for nearly 40% of air pollution deaths worldwide. It is a serious public health issue that contributes to lung and heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and cognitive impairment.
This new report – “Hazy Perceptions” – presents an in-depth analysis of news coverage and social media conversations from 2015 to 2018. Spanning a representative sample of 530,000 pieces of content, the report finds that public perceptions about air pollution do not match the evidence.Download Hazy Perceptions