According to a study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), 9 out of 10 people are globally breathing bad air. The organization made immediate strategies in order to call for some dramatic action against this air pollution, which is blamed of murdering more than 6 million deaths per year.
The new concluded data, derived from the reports of the UN’s global health body, “it is enough to make all of us extremely concerned,” Maria Neira, Head of the department of Public Health and Environment.
The issue is that most keen in cities, but air in rural areas is worse than many think, say WHO experts.
Poorer countries have much polluted air than that of the developed world, but pollution “affects practically all countries in the world and all parts of society”, Neira said in a statement.
The WHO has estimated that more than six million deaths per year are linked to exposure to outdoor and indoor air pollution. Hence, nearly 90% of the air pollution-related deaths occur in low and middle-income countries, the WHO said.