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Air Pollution and Health

More than 90% of the world breathes polluted air, and air pollution is the fifth leading risk factor for death worldwide, killing some five million people each year.

Why It Matters

  • 6.8b breathe unhealthy air.
  • 3b+ people rely on polluting biomass fuels (wood, charcoal, dung) for cooking and heating their homes.
  • 50% of pneumonia deaths among children under 5 years of age are caused by household air pollution.
  • 1.3m people in India and Indonesia alone died because of air pollution in 2017.

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