Hazy Perceptions

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.

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Hazy Perceptions

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.

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