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WHO Says 99% of Earth’s Population Breathes Polluted Air

HeadlineApr 05, 2022

The World Health Organization warned Monday that 99% of the world’s population breathes air that exceeds safe limits for air pollution, including fine particulates that can penetrate deep into the lungs. The WHO called on nations to slash fossil fuel use, saying the same pollution that’s triggering the climate emergency is responsible for most of the 7 million premature deaths each year due to indoor and outdoor air pollution.

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