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Air Pollution and Health

More than 90% of the world breathes polluted air, and 6 million people die every year because of poor air quality.

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.
  • 1.7m people in India and Indonesia who died because of air pollution (2016).

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